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Modi's security needs to be reviewed seriously: Khanna

Expressing deep sympathy with the families of those killed in the Patna serial blasts, BJP member of Parliament and J&K in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna has asked the union home ministry to immediately review the security of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2013 18:35 IST
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Expressing deep sympathy with the families of those killed in the Patna serial blasts, BJP member of Parliament and J&K in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna has asked the union home ministry to immediately review the security of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.


He said the blasts were the result of the Bihar government's lack of will to take timely and effective steps to ensure adequate security measures in view of the specific alert sent to the state police by the intelligence bureau on October 23 as well as pre-announced participation of the top BJP leaders and the party's prime ministerial candidate in Hunkaar Rally.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, he reiterated party's demand for a high-level inquiry to look into the lapses, which led to a series of bomb blasts in Patna on Sunday.

Khanna blamed forces opposed to BJP's anti-terrorism stand for the Patna blasts and demanded strict vigil on Indian Mujahideen (IM).

He also expressed concern over delay in granting basic rights, compensation and other benefits to refugees of west Pakistan, PoK and others, who have been agitating for more than 60 years now, but the successive deaf governments in the state never heard their cries.

Khanna, who, along with other leaders, is undertaking 'Refugees Adhikaar Yatra' in the Jammu province, said while a refugee like Manmohan Singh can become Prime Minister of India, three generations of lakhs of other refugees have perished demanding citizenship rights, right to vote and compensation for the property left in PoK.

They are being subjected to discrimination and injustice for no fault, which is indeed very unfortunate.

Khanna also lambasted the Congress-led UPA at the Centre and the NC-Congress coalition in the state for adopting complete silence on the situation on the borders, where Pakistan is involved in a proxy war for the past over two decades.

Pakistan never honours any ceasefire agreement and indulges in unprovoked firing, which results into killing of innocent civilians besides personnel of army and para-military forces, the BJP leader said.

He assured that the BJP will continue to extend support and raise the voice of refugees and border area people at every appropriate forum.