India can not ignore threat of Jihadi terrorism :Advani

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Chandigarh, Dec 30 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader and Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani today said India can not afford to ignore the threat of Jihadi terrorism to its national security, unity and integrity after the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and the rising spectre of Talibanisation of that country.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the UPA Government had ''worst failure'' in the area of internal security.

''Its soft approach to terrorism, guided by vote-bank considerations, has emboldened the forces of Jihadi terrorism'', he added.

Mr Advani said he had read today a statement of National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, in which he had stated that India needed to be insulated from the negative fallout of the developments in Pakistan.

Far from insulating India, the UPA Government has imperiled India due to its politics of minorityism even in dealing with jihadi terrorism, he said.

UNI

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