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BJP reacts to Narayanan's remarks

india Updated: Feb 16, 2007 05:00 IST

Accusing the UPA Government of "soft-pedalling" on the issue of terrorism, the BJP on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should explain to the people what steps the government had taken on the information disclosed by National Security Advisor MK Narayanan about manipulation of stock exchanges by terrorist groups.

Party spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy criticised Narayanan for making the disclosure in a foreign country while maintaining silence on it in India.

"The people of the country have every right to know what the government has been doing in the past three years while the NSA was privy to such vital national security information," he said. He also asked the PM to clarify whether the NSA had shared the contents of his address, delivered at a conference in Munich, with him.

He charged that the NSA's disclosure about Pakistani official agencies pumping in millions of dollars into India to fund terrorist activities reflected a complete failure of the intelligence agencies, particularly those dealing with economic intelligence.

Rudy also claimed that after abolition of POTA, the UPA Government was "maimed" due to the absence of adequate laws related to terrorist financing and logistics.