Don't pick holes in govt advice on security, Congress tells BJ

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New Delhi, Feb 5 (UNI) The Congress today criticised the BJP for "picking holes" in the advice of the Centre, instead of appreciating its prompt warning about security threats to the "Sankalp Yatra" by Leader of Opposition L K Advani.

"Something is wrong in their mindset," AICC General Secretary Veerappa Moily told mediapersons, while referring to the decision of the BJP leader to go ahead with at least some of his programmes planned earlier.

Referring to reports that National Security Adviser M K Narayanan had met Mr Advani and advised him to postpone his programme at least for one month due to renewed threat to his security, Mr Moily said "This is how responsible government should act. The BJP should not play politics in international security issues." Replying to a question, he said the government would give full security to Mr Advani in view of the threat perceptions.

"The BJP seems to be more concerned about politics, rather than the life of Mr Advani," Mr Moily said, in this context.

Earlier, AICC general secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh came down heavily on the BJP for accusing the UPA government of having failed on internal security front.

He reminded the BJP that Mohammed Afzal Guru, the main accused in the Parliament attack case, was let off by the Intelligence Bureau under the BJP-led NDA rule, two and a half months before the attack on Parliament.

He said the number of terror attacks during the NDA regime was more than that under the UPA regime.

Mr Moily, in this context, referred to the Kandahar plane hijack, attacks on Parliament, Red Fort, Akshardham and Raghunath temples and the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

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