New Delhi, Sep 17: A new internal security portfolio by UPA? Doesn't this sound a little pompous for UPA, when its just months left for the Lok Sabha elections?
After the completion of 'Operation BAD' ie after striking Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Delhi at will, UPA at last seems to have woken-up from their self-induced sleep. Facing the heat after the latest blasts in Delhi, the Centre is likely to create a new ministerial portfolio to handle matters of internal security. The UPA Government may also consider a new anti-terror law. The party also wants the Prevention of Terrorism Act or POTA to be reinstated.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold a special meeting with the Union Cabinet on Wendnesday, Sep 17 evening. The meeting has been called a day ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting.
Sources say the meeting has 'no agenda', implying its urgency.
The UPA has been under flak from the Oppossition for its handling of the recent bomb blasts in Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Delhi. The BJP has been demanding Home Minister Shivraj Patil's resignation.