BJP blames UPA, Mayawati's 'go-soft go-slow' policy for terror act

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New Delhi, Jan 1 (UNI) The helicopter carrying BJP President Rajnath Singh had to land forcibly in a village, after it was prevented from doing so in Rampur even as the party blamed the 'go-soft and go-slow' approach for breeding terror across the country.

The party also accused the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of attempting to prevent its President from reaching the Fidayeen attack spot which claimed the lives of seven CRPF Jawans and a civilian.

Describing the attack at the CRPF camp at Rampur as probably the first fidayeen attack outside Kashmir and in the hinterland of the country, the BJP today said the incident vindicated the BJP's assertion that the terrorists had positioned their sleeper cells across the country that can be activated any time taking advantage of the 'soft policies' of the UPA government for over three years in the past.

Mr Singh, accompanied by BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, also a former MP from Rampur, however, chose to land in a village and reach the attack spot and the hospital where the bodies were kept and talked to the survivors of the pre-dawn attack.

Mr Naqvi accused the government of preventing the nationalist leaders from reaching the spot while the administration freely allowed terrorists to attack the CRPF camp. The killing is the UPA's heart rending new year greeting to the nation, BJP spokesman Rajeev Pratap Rudy told newspersons.

Drawing a comparison between the terrorist attack at the New York's twin towers and the terror crimes in India, Mr Rudy said after the twin tower attack, the US had managed that no other terrorist attack took place.

However, during the last three years there were a series of terrorist attacks in Ayodhya, Varanasi, blasts on Shramjeevi Express, court complexes in Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad and not a single accused had been arrested, which is the obvious outcome of soft pedalling against terrorism, he said.

Recalling the terorist attack on Parliament, Mr Rudy said the security forces had prevented the entry and gunned down the attackers and pursued the perpetrators behind the ghastly design. However, even after the Supreme Court convicting Mohammad Afzal, the mastermind behind the attack, the UPA government was dilly-dallying on the death sentence.

The 'go soft and go slow' approach is emboldening Jehadi outfits and terrorist organisations spreading their tentacles across the country and the UPA has neither the will nor the desire to fight terror, he alleged.

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