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BJP Black Day turns out to be damp squib

india Updated: Jul 14, 2006 01:23 IST

THE STATE BJP-sponsored ‘Black Day’ in protest against the Mumbai blasts, proved a damp squib as hardly a few party workers gathered in some districts to hold a demonstration on Thursday.

However, party leaders today said that on a call given by the party high command to observe a Black Day in all state capitals, an impressive ‘March to Raj Bhawan’ had been organised here on Saturday, which would be led by former Union Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi.

The march would begin at the State BJP Office at 10 am and senior party leaders, including Lalji Tandon, Keshari Nath Tripathi besides thousands of workers are expected to participate in the march.

Giving this information to reporters here on Thursday, State BJP spokesman Hirday Narain Dixit said that the appeasement policy of UPA as well as the Mulayam Government was responsible for increased terrorist activities, as the Government had no potential law to deal with terrorism after repealing POTA enacted by the Vajpayee Government.

He strongly condemned Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav for his ‘blatant support’ to SIMI, which was said to be behind the Mumbai blasts. “For Mulayam,” he alleged, “it was more important to secure his votes than the country and he had proved it once again by standing beside the SIMI despite the Union Home Ministry’s claims that this terrorist outfit was involved in the Mumbai attack.”