STATE BHARATIYA Janata Party president Keshari Nath Tripathi on Wednesday expressed concern over increasing terrorist activity in the State. He said the State Government had failed to take preventive measures and provide the people with protection.
Talking to newspersons here, Tripathi, who recently visited Doda in Jammu and Kashmir to participate in a BJP protest against a massacre, said at least 38 districts in the State were infested with ISI and terror modules. Accusing the Congress-led UPA Government of failing to fight terrorism, he said some of its leaders were hand in glove with terrorists in Kashmir.
The BJP appealed to President APJ Abdul Kalam to order a probe into a possible nexus between the Congress and terrorists in Kashmir. Referring to Chief Minister Mulayam Sing Yadav’s plan to felicitate the political victims of the Emergency on June 25, Tripathi said Yadav should first distance himself from the Congress.
Yadav was supporting the UPA Government at the Centre and taking its support in the State, he said. He also wondered how the Left Front, which had suffered a lot during the Emergency, was now supporting the UPA Government.
Announcing that the BJP would go it alone in the next assembly election, Tripathi said the BSP’s drive to win over Brahmins would not yield positive results, as the outfit never gave proper respect to the community. He said the BSP’s exercise was only aimed at getting votes.
He claimed that said disenchanted with the BSP, several leaders had recently come to the BJP fold. He alleged the State Government was trying to take over control of temples and other religious places for which a legislative measure was under consideration. He said the party would oppose the move.
In this connection, Sants and sadhus, under the banner of the VHP, will meet in Gorakhpur tomorrow to chalk out an action plan against the government. BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has convened the meeting.