Centre on alert over Karmapa issue: Shinde

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Jammu, Jan 30 (PTI) Union Power Minister Sushil KumarShinde today said the government was on alert in connectionwith the recovery of huge foreign currency in the 17th UgyenTrinley Dorje Karmapa''s transit home in Dharamsala.

"Do not worry, Government of India is alert on thisissue. They are doing the job in this regard," Shinde said,addressing a rally of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh CongressCommittee (JKPCC) at Muthi here.

"All precautions have been taken and it will be furthertaken in order to meet the security aspects. There would be nosecurity lax," he said.

Police have recovered foreign currency worth over Rs 7crore during raids on the trust backed by Karmapa and arrestedthe main accountant Shakti Lama.

On BJP''s recent ''Ekta Rally'', he said, "BJP is dividingthe country by playing divisive politics. But it is congresswhich is always making all efforts to integrate the countryand lead it to the model country in the world."

Focusing on the need to practice teachings of MahatmaGandhi on his death anniversary today, he said, "People shouldreject the forces working for the division of society andcountry."

"We want misguided youth to come back to nationalmainstream and restart their lives and work for thedevelopment of the state," Shinde said, referring to theinitiatives for misguided youth of the Valley.

He said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC ChiefSonia Gandhi is giving their special attention to Jammu andKashmir and north-east on their development.

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