He also urged Pakistan to dismantle terror networks in its soil. "Mumbai terror attacks are the result of a major security lapse. Strict action should be taken against those responsible for this," he said after addressing an election rally here.
A few ultras should not be allowed to hold India, a nation of one billion plus, to ransom, Rajnath said. He also asserted that Center should mobilize the international community to put pressure on Pakistan to stop sponsoring terror. "We will support every honest initiative of the Manmohan Singh Government to combat terror," he said.
He added that terror activities had registered a phenomenal rise during the UPA rule and accused the Congress-led govt of playing vote bank politics over the issue. Rajnath said that terror attacks did take place during the NDA regime, but "we acted tough and give a befitting reply to its perpetrators. A comprehensive strategy was chalked by the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government to combat terror," he said.