UPA govt soft on terrorism, Kashmir issue: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley
Jaipur, May 28: Lashing out at the UPA government for allegedly practising vote-bank politics, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Friday, May 27, accused the Centre of being soft on terrorism and the Kashmir issue.

"We (BJP) have always tried to strengthen the position of the country, but on the contrary, the Congress has done vote bank politics on the issues of terrorism and Kashmir," he alleged.

The BJP has never used the issue of terrorism for vote-bank politics as Congress, which has lost its own leaders in terror attacks, he said, speaking on ''The Situation in the Country and Our Role'' at a function.

The Centre had not taken any concrete decision or strong action against terrorism, he claimed, adding that the UPA government was "not united".

Jaitley also claimed that the Central government had failed to control inflation and check infiltration.

He said that democracy in the country was tilting from two-party democracy to two-coalition democracy, asking BJP workers to strengthen the party.

"Though we (the country) are two-party democracy, but by course of time, the democracy is becoming a two-coalition democracy. One side is UPA led by Congress and on the other side is NDA led by BJP. What is the clear challenge before us to strengthen BJP," Jaitley said.

He also said political leaders should be selected on merit and not on dynasty basis.


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