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Kashmir, Naxalism Among India's Biggest Challenges: Gadkari

Uttan(Maharashtra): The Kashmir issue and growing menace of Naxalism are among biggest challenges faced by India, BJP president Nitin Gadkari said here on Tuesday .  "Among the biggest challenges for the country ahead are social
PTI September 14, 2010 22:25 IST
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Uttan(Maharashtra): The Kashmir issue and growing menace of Naxalism are among biggest challenges faced by India, BJP president Nitin Gadkari said here on Tuesday .  

"Among the biggest challenges for the country ahead are social security, economic reforms, food inflation, unemployment, law and order, Maoist-Naxal menace and the Kashmir issue," Gadkari said. He was addressing the inaugural function of national executive of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), BJP's youth wing, at the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini here.  

"It is time for the youth of this country to handle all this challenges in a very positive way," Gadkari said. He emphasised that there should be politics for the development oriented approach and political will to do good.  

Gadkari asked BJYM members to ensure more youth participate in nation building process. "We can change the scenario of this country along with ideas of nationalism, good governance and political will," he said. BJYM should plan for perfection, constructive thinking and leadership initiatives for achievement of long term goals, the BJP chief said.  

Gadkari appreciated BJYM members for their deep concern for the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and lauded the Yuva Morcha for having taken up the challenge of 'India First' (Bharat Pratham) campaign against separatist forces in Kashmir.  

Stating that BJP is a truly democratic party following the principle of "country first, party second and self last", Gadkari said nationalism is the soul of India and BJP believes in taking forward this ideology to every Indian.  

Along with nationalism, good governance is what BJP will look forward to when it regains power at the Centre, Gadkari said. Decentralisation of power and division of work should be taken into account at all levels for development process across the country, he said.  

The BJYM executive meeting was inaugurated by Gadkari in presence of BJP General Secretaries Ananth Kumar and Dharmendra Pradhan. BJYM President Anurag Thakur welcomed the guests.  

Ananth Kumar said through the India First campaign, every Indian should be aware of the current scenario in Jammu and Kashmir and should be able to participate in efforts to save the region going into wrong hands. PTI