Jaipur, Dec 8 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janta Party today flayed the UPA government at the Centre for its alleged ''failures, soft peddling over the issue of terrorism and political discrimination in the BJP ruled states''.
Addressing a rally here on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the installation of the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan, the party leaders including Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani, BJP President Rajnath Singh, General Secretary Gopinath Munde and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje criticised the Manmohan Singh government.
Mr Advani and Mr Singh criticised the Centre for adopting soft policy against terrorism and said it had given a wrong signal to the terrorists and disruptive forces.
Mr Advani said this government at the Centre was indulged in dual policy over this sensitive issue with a motive to gain political mileage.
While, it was playing delaying tactics in the execution of the Parliament Attack case convict Mohammad Afzal, its leader Sonia Gandhi was terming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as 'merchant of death' (maut ka saudagar) only with the motive to appease its minority vote bank, Mr Advani said.
BJP President Rajnath Singh said the ruling UPA was trying to give communal identity to even terrorists. He said ''terrorism has no religion or community and if any party tries to identify terrorists with its community it tantamounts to sheer insult to that community''.
Mr Singh termed the Manmohan Singh Government as a total failure and said it could not arrest even the spiral rise in prices of essential commodities which were well under control under the six year regime of Vajpayee led NDA Government.
He also reiterated his party's stance of Ramsethu issue and flayed the UPA Government over affidavit controversy.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also criticised the Centre for ''discriminating BJP ruled Rajasthan.
She said the Centre had been creating hurdles in according the central university status to the Rajasthan University and had also stalled the allocation of Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) to Rajasthan.
This government had already allotted IIT to Andhra Pradesh but creating hurdles over Rajasthan's proposal in this regard.
She also alleged that Rajasthan was also deprived from its due quota of power from different central sector projects on several occasions and the state had also been denied due share in river waters.
She also condemned the Centre for erasing 4 lakh of the 24 lakh families from the BPL category and said Rajasthan Government has decided to provide the derived poor families all facilities at par to BPL category at the state government's cost.
''The Manmohan Singh Government is also discriminating on political basis, fload victims of Barmer district and denied them due relief and assistance and my government have no option but to help them on its own'', Ms Raje said.
Former Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson and sitting MP Najma Heptulla, MP GP Pilania and BJP State President Mahesh Sharma and several other party leaders spoke on the occasion.