Nation's security under threat due to Cong's vote bank politics:BJP

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (UNI) The security of the nation is under threat due to the vote bank politics of the Congress and its alliance partners, the BJP alleged here today.

In a resolution passed at the Orissa state party executive committee meeting here, the party alleged that Congress-led UPA government at the Centre was showing a very ''soft attitude towards terrorism to keep its minority vote bank intact.'' The resolution said though SIMI was behind the recent bomb blasts at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Jaipur, but the Congress and its alliance parties were supporting it.

Despite a clear Supreme Court direction, the UPA government was following a 'dilly-dallying' policy to hang Afzal Guru, involved in the Parliament attack.

The meeting demanded the Orissa government to strictly implement the Orissa Freedom of Religion Act, 1967, to check illegal conversion in the state.

The Party said the long standing conflict between the tribals and non-tribals in Kandhamal over the acquisition of land through forgery, appointment in jobs by producing fake caste certificates and illegal conversion through inducement took the shape of a commual riot, following the murder of Swami Laxmananda Sarswati.

The executive expressed its concern over the failure of the authorities to identify the conspirators behind the murder, even though seven people have been arrested in connection with the murder.

The party suggested the government to take into confidence the people from all sections of the society to restore peace in Kandhamal and demanded that the government change its decision to involve NGOs and missionaries in the relief and rehabiliation work in the trouble-torn district.

The party executive also demanded that the government solve the Swamiji's murder case, arrest the murderers and to adjudicate the case through special courts. If needed, the prevailing Acts should be amended, it said.

The party also expressed its deep dissatisfaction over the indiscriminate arrests of innocent tribals to contain the riot.


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