Home Minister asks Delhi Police to extend full support to AAP government

He emphasised that the states need to be developed for the country's all-round growth

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked the Delhi Police, on Monday, to extend full support to the Arvind Kejriwal government here even as he reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's view that the states should be given every assistance rising above party lines in keeping with the spirit of "cooperative federalism".

"I would like to remind you that a new government has been formed in Delhi. A new party has got the mandate and a new government is formed. I expect you to extend full cooperation to this newly-formed government so that it can pave the way for the city's development," Singh said at the 68th Raising Day parade of Delhi Police on Monday.

He emphasised that the states need to be developed so that the country may see all-round growth. "We understand that unless states are developed, the country cannot progress... a state may be ruled by any party. "Our Prime Minister has also said the same thing; we believe that all states should be provided complete support rising above party lines so that India can be made a world power through cooperative federalism," he said.

Appreciating the force's efforts for ensuring the safety of women in the national capital, he said that it was not just the people of Delhi, but even the Prime Minister who gets worried whenever there was a crime against any woman here. However, he reminded that more has to be done on this front. "And I would also like to assure the new government that Delhi Police will extend all support for maintaining law and order in the city and will not let any anti-social elements disrupt the development work," he added.

The Home Minister said that despite various challenges, Delhi Police is doing a good job. "Providing security to a diverse city like Delhi is an extremely difficult task. Despite the challenges, Delhi Police's performance has been excellent," he said.

Meanwhile, talking about the recent attacks on churches, Singh said that the Delhi Police Commissioner and other officials have taken strong action to prevent repeat of such incidents. Different communities live here and small things become national news while anything bigger becomes international news, which hurts Delhi Police's image, he said, adding that the force should work proactively to maintain its image.

( Source : PTI )
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