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BJP lambasts UPA over growing terrorism

Rajnath Singh alleges that the central Govt neither has a policy nor the political will to deal with the deadly menace effectively.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2007 14:48 IST

Criticising UPA government for its soft approach towards terrorism, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday alleged that the central government neither has a policy nor the political will to deal with the deadly menace effectively.

Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, Singh said, "It is shameful that the working committee of United Nation Security Council has raised serious question on India's ability to fight against terrorism and the government should take note of it."

The counter-terrorism committee set up after 9/11 to implement the resolution No. 1373 had said that India lags in its efforts to counter terrorism, he said.

Condemning the growing terrorism in the country, Singh said, "ISI aided sleeper modules within the country are more dangerous than a nuclear bomb".

The BJP President demanded the UPA government to intensify diplomatic efforts to enforce resolution of UN Security Council on Pakistan and Bangladesh, who were not cooperating on war against terrorism.

The centre should mount pressure on the UN to warn Pakistan and Bangladesh and if they do not comply with resolution No. 1373, economic sanction should be imposed on both the countries, Singh added.

On the recent twin blasts in the state capital here, the BJP President alleged that some parties are trying to save the accused.

The perpetrators should be brought to book irrespective of their caste and religion, he demanded.

Referring to Ram Setu issue, Singh said his party would not politicise the issue and warned the centre not to play with the religious sentiments of Hindus.

The name of our country itself is "Bharat" who was the younger brother of Lord Ram, he said.

Even Gandhiji, the Father of the Nation, breathed his last saying Hey Ram, the BJP president said.

Hence, the party would not compromise on the issue and Ram Setu project would be opposed tooth and nail, he said.

Rajnath Singh was on a visit to the capital to attend a public meeting on the occasion of "Telangana Liberation Day" organised by the state party unit on Monday.

First Published: Sep 18, 2007 14:29 IST