Singh promises to bring tough anti-terror law

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Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (UNI) Alleging that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government lacks the will to counter terrorism, BJP President Rajnath Singh today promised to bring a stringent anti-terror law if the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comes to power at the Centre.

Mr Singh was in the city to address a meeting of party functionaries in the state.

He said if the NDA comes to power, it will revive Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) and also try to devise more stringent laws.

'UPA government should have called a special session of parliament on terrorism, but it is not even willing to include terror in its agenda at the National Integration Council (NIC),' he said.

''I am surprised that terror is not in the UPA government's list of priorities,'' the BJP chief said, adding, it has failed on all fronts.

Two BJP chief ministers, Narendra Modi of Gujarat and Vasundhara Raje of Rajsthan, had flayed Central Government for non-inclusion of terror in the National Integration Council (NIC) agenda.

Mr Singh said terrorism in India has crossed the danger mark. The UPA Government lacks the will to counter terrorism.

He said there is no mention of national security issues in Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi's personal website of 430 pages.

''I ask the Centre if you are serious about terror, then evolve a joint strategy with all states on policing and investigation. I also call for a fast track court to try terror cases. Police must be given at least 30 days to detain the criminals without producing them in court,'' he said.

Mr Singh alleged that the UPA Government has brought stagflation which has seriously harmed the economy. Growth has become stagnant while inflation is rising. The budget deficit of the country has already reached 36.5 billion US dollars, which is key indicator of UPA's gross economic mismanagement.

He said the BJP-led state governments are scripting new success stories by displaying commitment to create an atmosphere conducive for investment and industrialisation. The success of Narendra Modi led BJP government in bringing the manufacturing unit of Nano car of Tata Motors from West Bengal to Gujarat is a shinging example to prove this point.

Mr Singh said the BJP would will have comfortable victory in all the five states such as Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Mizoram, which are going to the polls in November and December.

He said the UPA's stance on the Ram Setu issue has not shaken the religious sentiments of large section of the Hindu community. It has raised questions on the very existence of Lord Ram, he said, adding, if Ram was fake, Mahatma Gandhi would not have presented a concept of 'Ram Rajya'.

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