Hyderabad:The Union Home Ministry would soon be able to keep a real-time tab on crime in the country once every police station in India is connected to the Ministry’s offices in New Delhi, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said on Saturday.
Speaking to media persons here, he said some 60 to 70 per cent of police stations’ online work was completed. Once ready, the Ministry would be able to track crimes as soon as they were registered at police stations, he said.
Answering a question on BJP’s plans for Telangana, he said: “BJP has a master plan to come to power in Telangana after the 2023 elections. The people are our master plan and our party is in no rush to come to power in the State. We proved that we have support by winning four Lok Sabha seats, while TRS claimed it will win 16 and ended up with 11,” he said.
On Trinamool Congress’ charges that BJP used the ‘Jai Sriram’ slogan in Bengal to gain advantage in the Lok Sabha elections, he said the issue was created by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who stopped to chastise a group of youngsters shouting the slogan.
“People of Bengal wanted change. We are not dependent on religion for elections. Even in Telangana, we did not speak of religion,” he said. In fact, Indian Muslims in Bengal support BJP while migrants from Bangladesh support Trinamool, he added.
Kishan Reddy also said the Centre was serious about identifying and deporting foreigners living in the country illegally. He reiterated that one of his earlier comments about Hyderabad being a safe zone and breeding ground for terrorists was not wrong. He reminded that the recent incident of the National Investigation Agency making terror-related arrests in the city showed that his observation was not out of place.
He also said the Home Ministry was working towards making laws punishing crimes against woman, sexual assault of women and children tougher.