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UPA govt has failed to respond to 26/11: Modi

india Updated: Feb 22, 2009 23:22 IST

Terming the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai a “war” against India initiated by Pakistan, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged the Congress-led UPA government had failed to respond to them.

“Through these attacks, Pakistan had initiated war against India and we should have responded accordingly, but instead the Indian government went and begged before the United States of America, pleading with them to act against Pakistan,” Modi said.

The BJP leader was addressing a massive rally at Mapusa, 10 kms away from here. This was his second rally in the state on Sunday.

He alleged the Centre was using the armed forces to tackle petty political battles.

The Gujarat chief minister alleged that it was for the first time in independent India’s political history that the chiefs of armed forces had been “forced to indulge in war rhetoric” before the media.

Accusing the UPA of minority appeasement, he alleged that the Congress-led alliance had failed on security and progress front.

He alleged that the Congress had made India weak in the face of growing terrorism and questioned as to why Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was not being hanged despite being pronounced guilty.