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Rewari to have Army recruitment centre: Rajnath

Rewari to have Army recruitment centre: Rajnath
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the Shaheed Samman rally in Rewari on Wednesday. Tribune Photo

Ravinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Rewari, November 16

Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh today announced to open an Army recruitment sub-centre in Rewari besides setting up a Rapid Action Force (RAF) Battalion in Mewat on permanent basis to maintain communal harmony.

The announcement was made at the Shaheed Samman Rally organised at the HUDA ground here to pay tribute to 5,000 martyrs who laid down their lives on November 16, 1857, at Nasibpur in Mahendragarh.

“There is no army recruitment centre in Rewari which has the highest number of serving and ex-servicemen in Haryana. There is an urgent need to set up such a centre here and it should be fulfilled on priority basis. The RAF should also be deputed in Mewat to ensure communal harmony.”

Singh said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had given his consent for setting up an Army Recruitment sub-centre in Rewari, adding, adequate land was available in Mewat to station RAF Battalion.

Earlier, Rao Inderjit accused the Congress of deliberately putting the issue on the back burner. He urged the CM to ensure setting up AIIMS-like institute at Manethi village of the district and construction of Rewari bypass.

Referring to Rao’s demands, Khattar said the state government the work to construct the Rewari bypass could be expedited if the NCR Planning Board was ready to give a loan. The bypass would be built at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore.

Meanwhile, the Home Minister also defended the move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, adding, it would minimise economic disparity.


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