Day 1 focus on red menace
On the opening day of the party’s national executive meet here, the BJP passed a resolution asking for tough action against Maoists, attacking the UPA for lack of consensus on the matter.patna Updated: Jun 13, 2010 00:04 IST
On the opening day of the party’s national executive meet here, the BJP passed a resolution asking for tough action against Maoists, attacking the UPA for lack of consensus on the matter.
It called for a coordinated centre-state action against Naxalism, which went beyond a mere law and order problem.
"The object of this movement is to capture the Indian state through armed struggle," the resolution read.
"The Maoists believe that power will flow from the barrel of the gun. Their object is to establish an ideological dictatorship in place of parliamentary democracy."
It added flushing out Maoists was also crucial for the development of affected regions.
Charging the Congress with electoral adjustments with Maoists during UPA-I, the BJP said though the home ministry showed signs of understanding the enormity of the problem, Congress leaders openly questioned this approach.
"There are two voices being heard from within the UPA," the party said.
Addressing members of the national executive, BJP president Nitin Gadkari demanded the constitution of a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) into the "misuse of the CBI" by Congress governments.
Labelling the CBI the "Congress Bureau of Intimidation" and the UPA the "Union Carbide Protection Agency" Gadkari said, "Government is forcing the CBI to work for its political designs."
On the internal front, the party heard presentations on activist training by national executive member Alok Kumar and on Antyodaya.
Some top leaders, however, were missing: Hema Malini did not attend the meet. "She is away shooting for a film," said an aide.
Yashwant Sinha, too, was not present. He told HT on phone: "I am unwell and could not make it to Patna."
First Published: Jun 12, 2010 23:58 IST