New Delhi, Feb 10: The RSS today approved the postponing of rallies of BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee L K Advani's 'Sankalp Yatra' on the advice of National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, following reports of possible terrorist attacks on him in the months of February and March.
The RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser', in its editorial, said the BJP had done the right thing by deciding to play by the rule of listening to the NSA's advice, but the problem would be the coming Assembly polls in 10 states in 2008. 'The RSS said, ''Does this mean that the Centre is not in a position to ensure peaceful and safe electioneering? It is high time that the UPA worked out a strategy to get the country insulated from Jehadi elements out to create insecurity and mayhem,''' the editorial added.
The paper said the NSA had information that terrorists had hatched a plan to target Mr Advani to frustrate his campaign. The Government is planning to increase the security cover for him. The rising popularity of the BJP and its leader could be a matter of discomfiture for anti-India forces.
''Under the UPA, terrorist outfits had gained unprecedented ability to strike and get away,'' the editorial said, adding, that the UPA had a ''poor record'' of fighting terror modules, noting that the country had lost over 3000 men countering terror attacks during the current regime. This failure had become a major plank for the NDA, the paper observed.