Hitting out at the UPA for 'playing vote bank politics' when it came to national security, the BJP on Wednesday alleged that the issue of involvement of locals in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks is being 'hush-hushed' by the Centre and demanded a judicial enquiry into it.
"Mumbai Police Commissioner Hasan Gaffoor had first spoken about the involvement of locals in the terror attack, but he was asked to withdraw his statement," BJP's prime ministerial candidate LK Advani said at a meeting organised by the state BJP.
Accusing Pakistan of launching a 'proxy war' on India, Advani said Mumbai has been attacked thrice - 1993, 2006 and 2008 but the blow was most severe in the 26/11 attacks.
"If the government had anticipated and were aware that there can be a seaborne terror attack, what steps were taken to prevent it? Removing the chief minister, deputy chief minister and union home minister is not a solution. In fact there should be an enquiry, why these people were not sacked earlier," Advani said.
Advani alleged that the UPA government was 'playing vote bank politics' when it came to national security and cited the examples of Parliament attack convict Mohammed Afzal Guru, whose execution is being delayed and repealing of POTA.
The BJP veteran claimed during NDA's regime in 1998-2004, security agencies were directed to search and 'destroy ISI terror modules' without any interference.