Advani to continue his 'Sankalp Yatra': Venkaiah Naidu

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New Delhi, Kolkata,Feb 5 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday clarified that his party's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani would not stop his nationwide Sankalp Yatra.

Despite the Union Home Ministry warning of possible fidayeen attack on Advani, the BJP veteran would continue his much-touted nationwide campaign.

"We will cooperate with the Central Government in whatever steps it would take regarding the security of Advani and Narendra Modi. But there is no question of Advani avoiding meeting the people, and he would tour the country during the yatra by road, plane and train," Naidu told reporters in Kolkata.

National Security Advisor M K Narayanan had warned that terrorists might carry out fidayeen attack at Advani's election-related rallies this month.

Advani would undertake the 'Sankalp Yatra' over the next 15 months, with the first one scheduled for Wednesday in Jabalpur.

Last month, intelligence agencies had warned BJP president Rajnath Singh that he is being targeted by Pakistan-based terrorists, which led the Centre to ask the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in Uttar Pradesh to beef up his security.

Both Advani and Singh have Special Protection Group and Z-plus security with National Security Guard cover.

The BJP has maintained that the UPA Government at the Centre does not having a clear policy to fight terrorism in the country.

The party has repeatedly called on the Congress-led ruling coalition to introduce stringent laws to deal with terrorism.

ANI

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