A day after serial blasts in Mumbai, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called for efforts to thwart all terrorist attacks.
He said steps taken by the government over the years had tremendously improved the intelligence network, resulting in scores of terrorist attacks being foiled.
“We will stop 99% of the attacks, but 1% may get through. We must stop 100% of the attacks,” Gandhi told mediapersons on the second day of his two-day visit to Orissa.
He said the Centre’s response to the blasts in Mumbai was prompt. “(Home minister) Chidambaram is heading the efforts. We are responding to it in an organised manner.”
Mayawati Rahul over terror remark
The Congress on Thursday defended party general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his remark that it was very difficult to stop every single terrorist attack.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and the Shiv Sena reacted sharply to Gandhi’s statement in Bhubaneswar, a day after the serial blasts in Mumbai. But the Congress saw common sense in his words.
Without naming Gandhi, Mayawati said in a statement the remark of “a Congress office bearer” was “unfortunate and irresponsible”.