Cong playing politics of cash and appeasement: Amit Thaker

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (UNI) Launching a verbal broadside against the Congress for ''indulging in politics of appeasement'' of one particular community, Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha national president Amit Thaker today said whenever the party came to power it brought along terrorism, inflation, corruption and communal divide in the country.

Talking to UNI on the eve of 'Yuva Kranti Rally' in the national capital, Mr Thaker said,'' terrorism in the country is at its peak and the serial blasts in Ahmedabad and Surat are a prime example of it. People now fear to step into malls, temples and even hospitals.

The fear of being killed always weighs heavily on their minds. It is nothing but intelligence failure on the part of the Centre. At present, an atmosphere of terror reigns supreme in the country.

''Moreover, the ban on SIMI, whose hand is being primarily suspected in the blasts, was lifted by a tribunal, albeit for a few hours, because the government could not and did not want to give concrete evidence of the outfit's involvement in terror activities, which amounted to nothing but sedition,'' he added.

He alleged that so many lives had been lost because of the lax attitude of the government. It was still not willing to take stern anti-terror measures and Afzal Guru, a death-row convict in the Parliament attack case, was still awaiting execution.

Assailing what he termed as the apathetic attitude of the Centre towards the Amarnath land row in Jammu, he said so many lives had been lost but the Centre had yet to wake up to the gravity of the situation. He demanded the removal of state Governor N N Vohra.

''It is an issue which is very close to the hearts of Hindus.

By cancelling the allotment of 100 acres of land, feelings of the people of the community have been hurt which is not acceptable,'' he said.

On the cash-for-vote scam, the BJYM chief said whatever happened during the July 22 trust vote in Parliament was witnessed by one and all and there was not even an iota of doubt that the Congress indulged in massive horse-trading to save its government at any cost which led to murky behind-the-curtains deals.

The trust vote exposed the original face of the Congress and left not even a modicum of doubt in the minds of the people about its dubious deals, he added.

Asked about the spiralling inflation which yesterday crossed the 12 per cent mark, he held the UPA government's ''faulty policies and unwillingness to rein in sky-rocketing prices'' leading to such a pass that the common man today cannot even manage two square meals.

''The UPA government's policy of creating special economic zones (SEZs) by acquiring land of farmers drove the ryots to commit suicide. But on the other hand, it talks about waiving of loans to the peasants, which is nothing but eyewash. The government is only befooling the people. But now the people have understood the designs of the government and its days are numbered as the people are not willing to give it another chance in the next general elections,'' he said.

Trashing the government's ''tall claims'' of bringing about NREGA and RTI during its four-and-half-year tenure, he said under NREGA a lot of embezzlement of money took place and the scheme was nothing but a sham.

Talking about tomorrow's rally, the youth leader said it would draw more than 100,000 volunteers of the BJYM from every nook and cranny of the country. Terrorism, inflation, Ram Setu and the Amarnath land transfer issue would be high on agenda.

''We want to show to the youth that what the BJYM has on mind for them in the future and what changes it is thinking of bringing about in the country. We will also lay stress on the education infrastructure of the country,'' he asserted.

BJP prime ministerial candidate L K Advani would perform 'Aradhana' of a specially-erected Shivalingam on the occasion and senior leaders like Rajnath Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley would be present on the dais.

On the security aspect of the rally, Mr Thaker said around 100 wireless sets would be used by the volunteers(rakshaks) of the BJYM so that no suspicious element enters the rally and it passes off peacefully. The seating arrangement would be divided into security blocks with volunteers in charge. The BJYM also plans to stage more such rallies in seven southern states in the next two months, he added.


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