Pseudo secular forces doing dissservice to the nation: BJP

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New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) Strongly condeming the attitude of the 'pseudo secular' parties to treat Jamia encounter as an ATM to withdraw money from the vote bank in the coming elections, the BJP today said they were doing the 'great disservice' to the national interest by casting aspersions on the security forces.

BJP spokesman Ravishankar Prasad said, ''the Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh had assumed the face of these pseudo secular forces while the Congress was doing the backseat driving demoralising the security forces for doing a good job. The action in Jamia Nagar was the result of combined forces of policemen from the states of Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in which a Delhi policeman had fallen victim of the terrorist bullets.'' The operation had made it clear that the inmates in the Batala House were the key persons pulling the strings in the serial blasts across the country. The arrested had expressed no remorse after they were caught in the blast cases. Their interviews to a magazine showed that they were highly imbibed by jehadi ideology.

Mr Prasad said while the National Security Advisor was stating that the demand for a probe in Jamia Nagar encounter was totally unjustified, a section of the Congress headed by Union Minister Kapil Sibal were actively working to demoralise the police forces.

''After these deeds, we wonder if the policemen and defence personnel would work whole heartedly laying down their lives for the sake of the country,'' he said.

Mr Prasad alleged that the strategy of the pseudo secular forces was to foil the police actions by launching a campaign and create confusion in the minds of people and then demand an inquiry.

Referring to reports that one of the arrested students had gained admissions through 'fake certificate', Mr Prasad said it was time for the Jamia Milia University authorites to clarify if the admissions of the student in question was genuine.

Asked why he was soft on Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee as she too had joined hands with Amar Singh and other parties, Mr Prasad said his criticism of other parties was valid for Ms Banerjee also.

Reacting to the announcement of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati that the state should be divided into three small states -- Harit Pradesh, Bundelkhand and rest of UP, the BJP spokesman said ''she had been making such important announcements. However, if someone has to take her seriously, she should bring the resolution before the State Assembly where the ruling BSP enjoys majority on its own strength. Only after that we will comment".


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