Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani today said that building toilets for girls, transfer of subsidies into the bank accounts of the poor through DBT and the surgical strike across the LoC are examples of "Rashtra-niti" and not "Rajniti".
Irani was replying to a question of a student during the 8th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad organised by MIT World Peace University here.
She was speaking on the topic 'Indian Democracy - Black or White'.
A student from Gujarat asked her about political parties playing divisive "Rajniti" (politics) and asked who would do "Rashtra-niti" for the country.
In her reply, the minister said, "Building toilets for girl students in schools is Rashtra-niti, not Rajniti. Transferring subsidies into accounts of the poor through Direct Benefit Transfer is Rashtra-niti, not Rajniti and doing a surgical strike across the LoC is Rashtra-niti and not Rajniti."
She also took a swipe at Tushar Gandhi, who spoke before her, for hailing ...
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