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Debate Mumbai terror, eco crisis in Parliament: BJP

The BJP said it would call for an extensive debate on the Mumbai terror attacks and current economic crisis during the Parliament session beginning on Wednesday.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2008 21:15 IST

The BJP on Tuesday said it would call for an extensive debate on the Mumbai terror attacks and current economic crisis during the Parliament session beginning on Wednesday.

The decision was taken at the party's core committee meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.

"The BJP has decided to call for a discussion in Parliament on the Mumbai terror attacks," senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters.

He said the house arrest of Jaish-e-Muhammad Chief Masood Azhar in Pakistan was an eye-wash and more concrete steps should be taken to nab the culprits of the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks.

"The house-arrest is a cosmetic exercise and done for name's sake. It is pointless and futile. He has been arrested and let-off several times," Naidu said.

He said that Pakistan had been forced to take some action due to mounting pressure from other countries.

"BJP demands that JeM, LeT and all those who have abetted and aided terrorist activities should be handed over to India by Pakistan. A list of such names, including Dawood Ibrahim, had been prepared by the NDA government," he said.

The saffron party also said the Indian government should ensure that the camps located in Pakistan for training terrorists should be dismantled and closed down.

"President Pervez Musharraf had also made these promises but he did not walk the talk. Now, Asif Zardari is making the same promises. We want concrete action as promises are useless," Naidu said.

The economic crisis and the measures taken should also be discussed in detail in the Parliament, he said.

"Our wish is that the Parliament session should be held and discussions should take place," he said.