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Why did PM 'single' out Karnataka on NE exodus, asks BJP

PTI  New Delhi, September 20, 2012
First Published: 20:02 IST(20/8/2012) | Last Updated: 20:19 IST(20/8/2012)

BJP on Monday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioning why he "singled" out Karnataka over the issue of exodus of northeastern people even when violent incidents took place in Mumbai and Hyderabad, alleging this could have been politically motivated.

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"No incident took place in Bangalore but the Prime Minister chose to speak to Karnataka CM even when no violent incident took place there. Violent incidents took place in Hyderabad and Mumbai but he chose to talk to Karnataka CM only," Gadkari said at a seminar.

"This is like...aag lagi hai Delhi mein, aur fire brigade gayi Mumbai mein (there is fire in Delhi and the fire brigade has been sent to Mumbai)...Usmein bhi rajniti ho sakti hai (there could be politics behind this also)," he said.

The BJP president also attacked Congress charging it was a a "problem" itself and responsible for all ills confronting the nation - corruption, price rise, anarchy, foreign infiltration.

He wondered whether the nation's internal and external security was safe in the party's hands as it was "casual" towards such sensitive issues.

"The nation is going through a bad phase. This government has broken all records on corruption, price rise, anarchy and foreign infiltration. It is casual towards internal and external security and there are fears on whether the nation's internal and external security is protected," he said.

Gadkari said "Congress is the biggest problem" and "all problems are due to Congress party".

He said "if the nation, its people, its politicians, its media is not awaken, the nation stands on the verge of another partition".


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