Murmu’s victory is reply to those who paid only lip service to tribal empowerment: Shah
   Date :24-Jul-2022

Amit Shah
 
 
GANDHINAGAR :
 
UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said Draupadi Murmu’s victory in the presidential election was a reply to those who only talk about tribal empowerment but divide communities through their politics. Arriving in Gujarat where Assembly elections are due by year-end on a two-day visit, the senior BJP leader also inaugurated a host of projects. “It is a given that one of the two candidates in the fray will win the presidential election, but for Draupadi Murmu to become President -- going from Shrimati Draupadi Murmu to Mahamahim Draupadi Murmu -- is a historic event in the 75 years of the country’s independence,” Shah said at the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) here. “To all those who talk about tribal empowerment but divide communities and play politics, Murmu’s victory is a reply that tribal empowerment cannot be achieved only by using words but it happens by actions like this,” Shah said. APJ Abdul Kalam and Ram Nath Kovind too were elected to the top post when the Bharatiya Janata Party was in power, Shah noted.
 
While Kalam contributed to India’s security by strengthening the country’s defence systems and putting India on the world map in the field of science, Kovind came from a very poor Dalit family and made it to the top post after a lot of struggle, he said. “Today’s (newly-elected) President comes from a region where many people do not even know what is President,” Shah said. At NFSU, Shah inaugurated several projects for ‘smart policing’, including an e-FIR system, Integrated Command and Control Centre called ‘Trinetra.’ He also dedicated 10,000 body-worn cameras and 80 new vehicles for the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.
 
‘Trinetra’ integrates the feed from 7,000 CCTV cameras from different district-level centres as well as 15 drone cameras and 10,000 body-worn cameras of police personnel. The e-FIR system allows the lodging of a First Information Report for a vehicle or mobile theft directly through a portal or mobile app without visiting a police station.