Rajnath launches offensive against SIMI supporters

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Ghaziabad, Sep 7 (UNI) Mounting a scalding assault on those who backed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Rajnath Singh today said that way the supporters of the outfit were actually escalating terrorism in the country.

''The recognition of the pro-Pakistan political parties seen fluttering Pakistan's flag in Srinagar recently be scrapped and their leaders be put behind bars,'' Mr Singh demanded while addressing BJP's 'Sankalp Rally' here.

Alleging that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime at the Centre was giving a push to terrorism in the country, he said the government was boosting terror activities to placate minorities. It was because of its minority appeasemnt policy that the Congress government revoked the order giving land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB). It, however, had to bow at last, following vociferous protests by the people of Jammu.

The BJP leader said if his party came to power in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and other convicted terrorists would be sent to the gallows.

He also maintained that with the BJP's coming to power, those acquiring farmers' farming land would be jailed and they would get loans having interest below 4 per cent from nationalised banks.

Inveighing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati, Mr Singh asked the CBI to file a chargesheet against her in the disproportionate assets case.

Senior BJP leaders Kalraj Mishra, Vinay Katiyar, Hukum Singh, party UP Chief Ramapati Ram Tripathi and former Minister Om Prakash Singh also addressed the 'Sankalp Rally'.

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