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BJP flays UPA for its soft approach on terror

india Updated: Aug 04, 2008 15:51 IST

Criticising the Congress-led UPA for its soft approach towards terrorists and Naxalites, the BJP on Monday asked the central government to convene an all-party meet on terrorism.

"The UPA is soft towards terrorism particularly after the cash-for-vote scam. Terrorists and Naxalites are encouraged after Congress forged alliances with outfits having extremist links in Assam, Andhra Pradesh and elsewhere during last elections," BJP General Secretary Vinay Katiyar alleged.

"Even posters of Osama Bin Laden were displayed in Bihar for getting votes," Katiyar accused, adding "we burn effigy of Ravan and never glorify him for electoral gains."

He lashed at Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil for failing to take effective measures to deal with terrorism and Naxalism.

"While Pakistan has been using terrorism as a weapon in its foreign policy, the UPA government seems to be adopting a soft approach towards terrorism in its domestic and internal security policy," he said.

Noting that China was a target of "Islamic separatism", the BJP's Orissa in-charge said Beijing should co-operate with India in the fight against terror.