ITANAGAR, Feb 1 – Accusing the UPA Government at the Centre of dithering in taking strong steps against terrorists, BJP president Rajnath Singh today said the NDA would opt for surgical strikes to demolish their camps inside Pakistan if it came to power.
NDA would take other countries into confidence on the need for such surgical strikes if it came to power after the Lok Sabha polls, he told a rally here.
“True there had been attacks on Parliament and on Akshardham and Raghunath temples during the NDA rule. But the morale of securitymen was high then and most of the terrorists were killed by security personnel...The UPA Government has failed to hang Afzal Guru for his involvement in the attack on Parliament despite court verdict,” he said.
The NDA, if voted to power, would not ‘waste time’ in carrying out the court verdict on Guru, he said and appealed to the people to throw out the UPA in the coming polls as it had failed on all fronts.
The UPA Govt had withdrawn POTA and denied involvement of Pakistanis in the terrorist acts. “But after the Mumbai strike, good sense has prevailed and it at last enacted some law to replace POTA.
Terrorism, Singh said, grew in India because of ‘weak-kneed’ policy of the Cong, which feels any stringent law against terrorists would antagonise the minorities. “I would like to ask Congress if they think all people belonging to minority communities are supporters of terrorists ?” – PTI
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