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BJP to move adjournment motion on Monday

india Updated: Nov 24, 2006 22:55 IST

Buoyed by the Intelligence Bureau's calls for a tough anti-terror law and legal framework to protect officials, the main Opposition BJP is set to move an adjournment motion over internal security in Parliament on Monday.

BJP parliamentary party spokesman VK Malhotra also accused Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil of not sharing with Parliament terror threat perceptions that he had spoken about at a police conference recently.

"This government deserves only negative marking as far as internal security and prices over two-and-a-half years are concerned. The picture that the Home Minister presented about terrorist threats to our energy and nuclear installations is appalling," he said.

The BJP leader cited IB chief ESL Narasimhan's remarks that the country required robust legal mechanism against terror.

"We therefore have decided to move an adjournment motion over internal security on Monday as we believe this government has been the weakest in dealing with terrorism," Malhotra, who also referred to his party's campaign to press for execution of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal, said.

Asked about his party's stand on a Punjab terrorist, whose death sentence in connection with a 1993 bomb attack in Delhi is being opposed by ally Shiromani Akali Dal, Malhotra said the BJP believed court rulings, especially in terrorist cases, must be honoured.

Also, he demanded the government bring in an amnesty bill in Parliament to provide "permanent" relief to Delhi traders from court-ordered MCD drives.

He insisted that the Supreme Court has not granted any permanent relief to traders in New Delhi.