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Internal security scenario worst under UPA: BJP

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today (Mar 13, 2006) said the Government's vote bank policy and not having a clear-cut stand on terrorists issue was responsible for the deteriorating law and order situation in the country.

Initiating a debate on the Demands for Grants under the control of the Ministry of Home Affairs for 2006-07, BJP's Dharmendra Pradhan said in the Lok Sabha that the UPA government had failed on the internal security front.

He said there had been a spate of terrorists incidents in the country, including Delhi. The twin blasts in Varanasi, in which 17 people had died, should be an eye opener to the government about the prevailing situation.

But the UPA government, pursuing its vote bank politics, was not serious towards such attacks, he said.

Mr Pradhan criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement before talks with Hurriyat leaders that the Government could think of giving limited autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.

Similarly, the same coalition held talks with the naxalites in Andhra Pradesh to further its electoral prospects in the state, he alleged.

He lashed out at the government for trying to bring back IMDT, struck by the Supreme Court, in a different form, keeping in view elections in Assam. He said the Congress government had been there for the past five years but did nothing to improve the situation in that state.

''The policy of minoritism had not done good to the country,'' he said, adding that the government's attempts to provide minority status to the Aligarh Muslim University was part of its vote bank policy only.


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