Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma on Tuesday held the Congress-led UPA government responsible for the "indifference" shown to the security arrangements at Narendra Modi's rally in Patna.
Addressing a press conference here, Sharma alleged that the Centre had the intelligence input but did nothing, which was against the democratic principles.
"The prime ministerial candidate should be given security keeping in mind his position in the opposition party, which is most significant for a democracy, but the Congress is behaving immaturely which shows its increased level of frustration," Sharma said.
He criticised the Congress for "having levelled allegations" against Modi that he was instigating the minorities, adding that it was in fact the UPA government that had tried to "gag" social activists like Anna Hazare and his associates by arresting them.
He said, "People will give their verdict against the highhandedness and corrupt practices of the Congress in the forthcoming parliamentary polls.