India in hands of terrorism and extremism : Advani
Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh, Apr 19 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and former deputy prime minister L K Advani today said the country was not safe due to ''increased Left-sponsored extremism and ISI-led terrorism'' since the Congress-led UPA government came to powerat the Centre.
Speaking at a public meeting organised as part of 'Bharat Suraksha yatra' here, which was the last leg of yatra in the state, Mr Advani said the nation's biggest problem was Left-sponsored extremism and ISI-led terrorism activities which had been claiming many lives in the country.
Pointing out that the UPA government has repealed the POTA act which came into effect during the previous NDA government to curb the activities of terrorist outfits, he demanded that the government must answer why the act was repealed immediately after Congress came to power.
Stating that the political parties' duty was not only to contest elections and come to power in the country or states but also create political awareness among the people, he said the BJP has launched the yatra to educate the people about the country's situation and the problems facing them including farmers during the UPA regime.
He said the BJP-ruling states had been performing well in terms of providing assistance to the poor andn farmers and developing the state by allocating sufficient funds for the growth of productivity.
Mr Advani said the 'ballot' power would only solve the people's problems where the people had given verdict to NDA alliance in Bihar and end the 'jungle raj' of the Lalu Prasad government.
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