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Pakistan is a chronic disease: Hansraj Ahir

Press Trust of India  |  Yavatmal 

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir today said is like a "chronic disease" which the is trying to contain.

He said has succeeded in convincing the world that is the land of terrorists who are given shelter by the in that country.

"continues to be a chronic disease for the country (India) despite the government's sustained efforts to contain it," the minister said addressing a press conference.

Ahir said the Army has been giving a befitting reply to infiltrators trying to sneak into through the

"We have succeeded in creating a global opinion that is the land of terrorists and the there is sheltering the terrorists," the MP said.

He was in the city as part of Modi government's mass contact programme "Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas".

The minister listed various achievements of the in the last three years.

"We have enhanced the water resources through 'Jalyukta Shivar', the flagship project of the Maharashtra government, and ensured an increase in land areas under cultivation for Kharif and Rabi crops," he said.

"We have cancelled 208 coal blocks, out of which 40 coal blocks have been re-auctioned to generate the revenue of Rs.3.94 lakh crore," Ahir said.

He said the policies of the erstwhile Congress were responsible for the attacks by naxals on security forces and common people.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 23:22 IST