BJP to give Rs 50,000 to six seriously injured in Agartala blasts

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Agartala, Oct 4 (UNI) The BJP today announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 to each of the six critically injured persons in the serial blasts in the state capital on October 1 while demanding more aid from the government to the victims' families.

BJP president Rajnath Singh, on a visit to Agartala, said most of the injured persons were poor, but six of them had been critically injured and government compensation of Rs 5,000 and free medical treatment was not enough.

''I told the state BJP unit to provide aid of Rs 50,000 at the earliest to the critically injured and we will send the requisite fund from Delhi,'' Mr Singh said.

Demanding formulation of a stringent law to combat terrorism, Mr Singh said after 9/11 attacks, the US also formulated separate laws and the UK too had revived century-old law to counter terrorism but the UPA government had been ignoring the hard reality.

Referring to the US state department's report, he said terrorism was the biggest threat in India and alleged that the issue could not be managed properly due to lack of political will.

He also demanded immediate action against the illegal immigrants in the Northeast and maintaining a national register of citizens to restore peace and tranquility in the region.

''The registration of citizens and non-citizens should be made mandatory and Photo ID cards should be issued for all,'' he said.

Criticising the UPA government, Mr Singh said, ''Recently a senior minister of the Manmohan Singh government went to the extent of demanding Indian citizenship for all illegal immigrants in India and such political bargaining adversely affects the morale of our security forces.'' UNI BB DPM RN1610

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