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UPA to evolve consensus on terrorism: BJP

india Updated: Jul 18, 2006 19:19 IST
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BJP on Tuesday asked the UPA Government at the centre to evolve a national consensus by convening an all-party meeting on the issue of terrorism.

"An all party meeting will enable the government frame stringent laws to check terrorism," senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar told in Chandigarh .

Castigating the UPA Government for its alleged failure in controlling terrorism, Kumar -- who is in-charge of party's political affairs in Bihar -- said "vote bank politics is the biggest hindrance in checking terrorism."

Accusing neighbouring Pakistan of providing its land to terrorists for training purposes, he said Centre must snap all peace talks with that country.

"Peace talks with Pakistan have become a mockery. India needs to adopt a tougher stand against Pakistan," he said.

"The dialogue with Pakistan must be discontinued in the present circumstances...All bus and train service between the two countries must be stopped. Pakistan must be told in straight terms to end cross border terrorism," Kumar added.