Venkaiah Naidu urges PM to convene CM's meet on Terrorism

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Bangalore, May 15 (UNI) Strongly urging the Union government to reintroduce stringent laws like POTA and TADA, Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu today demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a meeting of Chief Ministers to discuss and evolve measures to combat terrorism.

Addressing newspersons here, he said that the Tuesday serial bomb blast in Jaipur, the 21st incident of terrorist act in the recent past, has once again exhibited that Congress led UPA at the center is soft on 'Jihadi Terrorist and Maoist extremists.

Mr Naidu alleged that the vote bank politics and communal approach are coming in the way for Congress in tackling terrorism.

"Present government's soft policy and fear of losing votes are emboldening the terrorists they can do anything and get away with it as long as UPA government is in power at the Center" he added.

Accusing that the Rajasthan state government had passed its own law to tackle the menace of Terrorism and sent it to center for its approval. "The requests for such acts from both Gujarat and Rajasthan are pending since 2006 while similar laws of Maharashtra and Himachal were cleared".

Demanding Prime Minister to convene a meeting of all Chief Ministers to discuss about reviving POTA and evolve consensus of having federal agency to tackle terrorism.

Referring to Rajasthan bomb blasts Mr Naidu urged union government to bring pressure on Pakistan to stop cross border terrorism immediately otherwise no meaningful object will be achieved by holding talks.

Urging for weeding out infiltrates from Bangladesh, who are also source of terrorism, Mr Naidu demanded UPA government to take immediate measures to detect, detain and deport Bangladeshi citizens who were staying in the country illegally.

Strongly advocating the need of having extraordinary laws to deal with such situations, Mr Naidu felt that in the interest of the security of the nation stringent laws like POTA and TADA should be revived.

He said that a proxy war was being waged against India by the neighbouring country to cripple country's growing economy, subvert the nation and create disharmony within the country. India being a worst victim of terrorism for long the present government is not following the advise of the United Nations to have tough laws.

"While other countries have adopted tough laws to tackle terrorism the UPA government had diluted the existed acts" he charged.

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