Jaiswal for joint efforts to combat terrorism

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Kanpur, 5 Jan (UNI) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal today said joint efforts were needed to uproot the menace of terrorism in the country.

''Rising terrorist attacks are certainly a cause of worry both for the central and state governments. States and Centre ought to work together to combat terrorism in the country...politicising the issue would be of no avail,'' Mr Jaiswal maintained, while talking to UNI here.

He accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of making a 'political capital' out of terrorism.

''By blaming the Centre repeatedly for terror acts in the state, Mayawati is only politicising terrorism, which is dangerous for UP and also the entire nation,'' Mr Jaiswal underlined.

On January 1 terror attack at the CRPF camp in Rampur, he said ''security apparatus is working religiously to crack the case and the results will be visible shortly.'' The Union minister informed that steps had been taken to provide unprecedented security around the CRPF camp and other sensitive points throughout the country.

The CRPF would be made more stronger to meet the challange of terrorism, he apprised.

Also the Lok Sabha member from Kanpur, Mr Jaiswal, however, refused to comment about the CRPF failure in preventing the strike, despite being alerted in advance about a possible terror strike.

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