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Advani blasts prime minister over remark on UK terror

The senior BJP leader comes down heavily on the Prime Minister for his remark that he could not sleep thinking about the families of UK terror suspects.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2007 22:35 IST


Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday came down heavily on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remark that he could not sleep thinking about the families of UK terror suspects and said "it was tantamount to appeasement of terrorism".

"One has not heard of the Prime Minister having spent sleepless nights at the plight of vicitms of July 11 serial train blasts last year or any of the other terrorist attacks that has taken place in the past three years," Advani said in Mumbai during his visit to the city.

"To say the least, the Prime Minister's statement was unfortunate. It was tantamount to appeasement of terrorism", he said.

Criticising the government's "muddled thinking" on the PM's statement, the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha said "the UPA government has chosen , as a principle of survival in office, to communalise India's internal security policy."

The former Union home minister, who met several victims of the July 11 train blasts during his visit, also promised that he would write to the Prime Minister about their plight and he and his party would do everything in that capacity to help them.

First Published: Jul 11, 2007 20:14 IST

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