New Delhi, Feb.8, (ANI): Responding to the allegation that the Congress-led UPA government was going 'soft' on terror, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said that the Congress Party did not require certificate from anyone over effectively dealing with terrorism in the country.
"Those who address the people on the basis of religion, those who misguide people by taking Lord Ram's name, cannot effectively deal with terrorism. The party, which has lost two leaders while fighting terrorism, does not need any certificate. Only that party can fight terrorism which has the support of every section of the society," Sonia Gandhi remarked while addressing a rally at the Ram Lila ground.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), earlier in the day, blamed the central government of going 'soft' in its approach to cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, when senior BJP leader L. K. Advani criticized the centre over Mumbai attacks stating: "It was not so much a case of intelligence failure as governance failure."
BJP President Rajnath Singh, during the national executive meet on Saturday, had stated that the NDA would ensure building of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, in case the party returned to power with majority. (ANI)