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'Show anger over Mumbai attacks till action is taken'

india Updated: Jan 06, 2009 10:25 IST

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The people of India are enraged over the "failures of the government" to take notice of warnings about Mumbai attacks and they should continue to show their anger till the authorities are propelled to take necessary action, leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has said.

"This time Indian people are angry. They are really angry against the failures of the government and failures of everybody to take notice of all the warnings. It is almost a matter of national shame," he said in an interview on BBC's Hard Talk programme.

He hoped that the people continue to show their anger. "Unfortunately you find one thing in India, people show the anger, forget after two to three weeks. I hope that anger does not stop till such time action is taken and people who are in government or all those responsible, come to their senses and get the work done," Lord Paul said.

He admitted that fears of security are bound to affect the Foreign Direct Investment.

"Unfortunately, the Indian government, whichever kind they had, they are immune from the plight of the people. They think they can live in a high security area," Lord Paul, the British Ambassador for Overseas Business, said.

He also said unless India alleviates poverty, all talks that it is a developing nation is a "farce".