Inflation,internal security to be BJP's poll planks:Naqvi

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Patna,Jul 27 (UNI) Three 'I's--Inflation Internal Security and 'Incompetance' of the UPA government--would be the main poll planks of the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections senior party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here today.

Speaking to newspersons during a whirlwind one-day tour of Bihar in connection with the party's nationwide anti-UPA campaign Mr Naqvi claimed that the stage had already been set for the exit of the UPA government following the 'blatant proof' of using money power by the Congress and its allies inside Parliament.

Blaming the Congress for 'indulging in black marketing and using unfair means' to win majority support in the July 22 confidence motion, the former Information and Broadcasting Minister said the ruling party spent more than Rs 600 crore for ''horse trading''.

He also lambasted the UPA for its 'failure' on all fronts and blamed it for its ''soft stand'' on anti-terrorist measures.

''Though altogether 42 major terrorist strikes took place in different parts of the country during the UPA rule, not a single militant was arrested so far. In fact more than 200 innocent people have lost their lives,'' he said.

Citing the example of Afzal Guru he said despite the Supreme Court's clear verdict, the Centre was yet to take any firm decision on his future.

Reiterating the party's demand for immediate re-introduction of POTA to prevent terrorist activity,Mr Naqvi called for a strongarm action and total destruction of major militant organisations like the SIMI, Laskar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad to root out insurgency from the country.

On the Indo-US nuclear deal,the former BJP national spokesman said his party oppopsed it in the present form as it was tantamount to becoming subservient to the US under the Hyde Act.

''We must not forget that it was the NDA government which had first initiated the process in a different form,'' he said.

Mr Naqvi also flayed Union Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmed for issuing a ''totally uncalled for and foolish statement'' following yesterday's serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad.

''The Prime Minister must immediately seek his resignation for making such statements which are bound to encourage anti-national forces,'' Mr Naqvi maintained.

He addressed a party rally before returning to New Delhi.


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