Lucknow, Oct 11 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party today said it would contest the next Lok Sabha elections on the slogan of 'Desh Bachao (Save Country)' as the nation was highly unsafe under Congress-led UPA rule at the Centre owing to the latter's faulty policies.
'' While the lives of innocent people of this country are already under perpetual fear of terrorism attacks, the fresh economic onslaught has even been harder for them,''opined party general secretary Arun Jaitely.
Clearly, the anti-terrorism law and economic policies pursued by the UPA had left a lot to be desired and the people of the country remained the only casualty in the process, he said while addressing a youth conference organised by the party here.
Mr Jaitely was of the opinion that the parties in power had thrown the country into such a cesspool that their lives and investment both were under severe threat. '' BJP remains the only party at the moment which can bail the country out of the turmoil,'' he said claiming the existing scenario had enhanced the expectations of the people from BJP.
Seriously doubting the willpower of the UPA to combat terrorism, Mr Jaitely said that the appeasement policy had so far been affecting the vote politics but now the situation had reached the stage when these parties were defending terrorists.
Without mincing his words, the senior BJP came down heavily on the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party though without naming it saying successors of Ram Manohar Lohia had been openly supporting the terrorists and casting a shadow of doubt over the sacrifice of police officer in a terrorist encounter. ''We all understand that such attitude is detrimental to the very sovereignty of the nation hence the party would enter the poll arena with 'Save India' slogan.
He said the sudden rise in the BJP's graph was not coincidental but the people of the country had now fully understood the 'nationalist' approach of the party in the larger interest of the country. ''I have no doubt whatsoever that the parties like Congress and SP bound to suffer heavily in the next lok sabha polls,''he predicted.
Mr Jaitely said the youth had a larger role to play in all walks of the life, most importantly, the politics which required their freshness of ideas.
The day-long conference was presided over the state BJP chief Ramapati Ram Tripathi.
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