Bangladeshi infiltration due to vote bank politics of Cong: BJP

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New Delhi, Nov 24 (UNI) Calling infiltration of Bangladeshis into the capital as a result of ''patent vote bank politics'' of the Congress, the BJP today said that despite the Supreme Court terming this as ''aggression on India'' national security was being compromised due to its parochial policies.

Addressing the media, BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said the even after the Delhi High Court asked the Sheila Dikshit government in September 2003 to deport 100 Bangladeshis every day the order had yet to be implemented in its true sense till date.

''The Supreme Court termed infiltration in Assam as amounting to aggression on India but still the Congress patronised them due to vote bank politics. In Delhi alone lakhs of them have found place in the electoral rolls.'' This, he said, was blatant compromise on the national security and a threat to the safety of its citizens.

Speaking in support of Vijay Jolly, who was contesting against CM Sheila Dikshit in New Delhi constituency, Mr Prasad said there was a wide gap between the 'kathi and karni' (word and deed) of the Congress which said one thing but practiced another.

''Sitting on the file of principal conspirator of the attack on Indian parliament Afzal Guru for nearly two years showed its duplicity on issues of national security while talking of fighting terror.'' Mr Prasad added, that while talking of unity in diversity in her campaigns and herself hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Mr Sheila Dikshit did not shy away from calling people from UP and Bihar as a drain on the resources of Delhi.

''These dual standards today stand exposed before the people and people must throw away this government which thrived on anti-poor policies and sacrificed national security for the ugliest form of vote bank politics.'' Mr Jolly said, the latest scam to rock the Sheila Dikshit government, exposed through the 'Right to Information Act, was embezzlement of more than Rs 150 crore in the purchase of 625 low-floor buses.

''While similar buses were sold in Chennai for Rs 1,680,808, the Delhi government bought it for 4,134,468, a cool gap of Rs 24 lakh per bus, which when multiplied by 625 came to around Rs 153 crore.'' Also, due to shortage of drivers, the government was not able to phase out the killer Blueline buses which were a nightmare for Delhiites, despite herself stating that she felt insecure while travelling in it, he added.


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