UPA not sincere in resolving Ayodhya issue: Rajnath
Talcher (Orissa), Apr 7: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh today accused the UPA government of showing no sincerity in resolving the Ayodhya issue.
Addressing newsmen on his second day of his yatra, the BJP President appealed to the Muslims to extend their support and cooperation for resolving the Ayodhya issue, stating that it was aimed at social harmony between the communities. The Muslims must understand this and help build the temple.
To a question, Mr Singh said the BJP was not opposed to objection on reservation extending to the Dalit and oppressed Muslims in the education institutions, but was opposed to the reservation on the line of religion. The NDA government, he asserted, had never favoured reservation on the basis of caste or community.
On the Indo-US Nuclear deal, the BJP president demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should make all details public. He accused the Prime Minister of not taking Parliament into confidence on the deal.
The UPA government, he said, had miserably failed in tackling the naxalite menace, which haD now spread to 220 districts across the country. The UPA, he alleged, had almost the NDA's strategy to fight the menace with a centralised command structure.
The Centre, he said, had not come to the rescue of the state governments facing the Maoist menace. He said despite the Orissa government's repeated pleas, the Centre had not responded to the way it should.
The UPA government's soft attitude to the Maoists, trying to establish the red corridor from Nepal to Hyderabad, was seemingly at the behest of the Left parties on whose support the government survived, he stated.
The BJP president was critical of the decision of the UPA government on the import of wheat, stating that it would ultimately affect India's farm sector and the farmer community leading to a distress condition.