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Muslims are part of India, shouldn't feel unwanted or unsafe: Union Minister Goyal
Monday August 8, 2016 11:46 PM, PTI

New Delhi:
Muslims are very much part of India and there is no need for anybody to feel threatened, Union minister Piyush Goyal said here on Monday.

Speaking at the launch of a book titled 'Modi and his challenges', the Minister of Coal and Power said he has spent "years and years" in association with RSS.

Terming RSS as an organisation that focuses on reaching out to different segments of the society, particularly those in distress, he said RSS has never "told any of us that we have to either like or dislike" any other community or any other person who practises any other religion.

"What they are trying to say is that Muslims should be as much a part of India and there is no question of either feeling unwanted or unsafe. They are Indians. They are as much part of India as Rajiv Kumar (author of the book) is, as I am, or anybody else is.

"There is no question, there is no need for anybody to get into ghetto psychology. There is no need for anybody to feel threatened at all within this country as long as we are working for the development of the country," he said.

On the passage of GST Bill in the Lok Sabha, Goyal said, this has once again demonstrated to the world that Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes in taking every body together.

"This is the only government which has been able to pass four important Bills with unanimity...It demonstrates that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team believe in taking all schools of thought, working together with all political parties and it's a government that different political parities and states also can trust," he said.

This is the change which has come, he said, adding, India is emerging from disruptive politics to move towards a new age of coalition working for development of all.

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