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IPL issue sends out message India is unsafe: Narendra Modi

india Updated: Mar 22, 2009 22:01 IST
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that UPA government's failure to provide security for Indian Premier League (IPL), which today resulted to BCCI deciding to shift it out of the country, will send a message to the world that India is "unsafe".

"Reputation of India as a safe country in the world has been shattered today by the attitude adopted by the Central Government on the security issues of IPL," Modi said in a statement.

"It has sent a direct signal that Indian Government is bogged down by the terrorists' threats. It will also send the message that India is an unsafe country," he said.

"The decision of the UPA government lacks farsightedness," Modi said, adding that now the hosting of Commonwealth Games in 2010 will also come under clouds.

Saying that crores of cricket lovers in the country were disappointed due to the attitude of the UPA government on the IPL issue, Modi said, "If they cannot provide security for 11 players, how will they be able to protect 111 crore people of India".

The Chief Minister said the IPL development has also raised question marks on all future sporting events to be held in the country.