Rajnath asks Centre to make better law to deal with terrorism

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Jammu, Jun 15 (UNI) BJP president Rajnath Singh today asked the Centre to come up with a ''more stringent law'' than the abandoned POTA to deal with the mounting terrorism in the country.

Expressing concern over the ''vote bank politics'' dominating the national security issue, the BJP president asked Congress-led UPA government to wake up to the occasion and deal strongly with terrorism.

''I don't say, you revive POTA. But you must make stringent law than POTA to deal with terrorism,'' Mr Singh said while addressing a public gathering here.

He said the BJP would keep aside all political interests to a step ahead in supporting the Centre in its strong move against terrorists.

The BJP leader also criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for terming Pakistan as ''victim of terrorism'' and asked the Centre not to compare execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru with Sarabjit Singh who is in some Pakistan jail.

He said the Congress, with its lenient attitude towards terrorism, had failed in curbing the menace of militancy. ''The terrorist activities have increased in the state,'' the BJP president observed.

Holding Pakistan intelligence agency ISI responsible for spurt of terrorist activities in various parts of the country, Mr Singh demanded that ISI's activities should be brought under international watch.

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