CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav, has clearly denied having given a clean chit to SIMI, and has asserted that the government should have proper evidence before establishing a link between any social or religious organisation and terrorism.
Without getting proper evidence action should not be taken against any organisation, he added. He was addressing a press conference at Shukrataal in Muzaffarnagar. He was here to unveil a statue of Swami Kalyana Deo Ji Maharaj on the occassion of his second death anniversary.
Yadav disclosed in the press conference that after the terrorist attack on Parliament, he had advocated immediate march of the Indian Army to destroy all terrorist camps running in Pakistan, but the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpai and his government proved weak. The present Central government also lacked courage, he said. Recent bomb blasts in Mumbai had proved acute failure of the government and Central intelligence agencies, he said.
Mulayam said when the terrorist attack took place at Ram Lalla Temple in Ayodhya, all five terrorists were gunned down by the UP STF.
The terrorists who had started from Jammu and Kashmir, travelled through Punjab, Haryana and Delhi before entering UP. They could not cause even a small damage to the
temple and were gunned down within one hour of entering the temple premises.
Mumbai serial blasts proved utter failure of the CBI and IB, Mulayam asserted and added that he and his party were against all forms of terrorism but were against branding anyone as terrorist without proper evidence.
Earlier, Mulayam was warmly welcomed at Dandi Ashram in Shukratal, situated about 30 kms away from the district headquarters in Muzaffarnagar.
Addressing a gathering there, the CM promised the residents that before the coming election, he would build a bridge to connect the main Ganga stream with Soloani, an offshoot of Ganga flowing through Shukratal.
The chief minister asserted that this country has always been ruled by sages and saints and not by Chief Ministers and Prime Ministers. Religion and politics are complimentary to each other and it would be a bad day if religion was segregated from politics. Swami Kalyan Deo Ji fought for the independence of the country shoulder to shoulder with Gandhiji, he said.