A day after the bomb blast that took place near its office here, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party trained its guns on the UPA government at the Centre on Thursday by alleging that terrorists and anti-national forces were feeling safe under its regime.
Addressing a meting of the BJP election management committee, party national vice-president and Rajya Sabha MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi accused the Congress-led UPA of badly managing the country’s security.
The first thing that they did after assuming office in 2004 was abolishing The Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002, he said and alleged that the country had been witnessing major terror attacks once in every two months after the UPA took over.
Replying to queries by media persons, he did not agree with the suggestion that the blasts were an indication of the failure of the BJP administration, especially Home Minister R. Ashok. “The BJP’s view is that national security is the responsibility of all political parties and all Indians. It is not proper to look at the issue from a political perspective,” he said.
Appeal to EC
At the same time, he urged the Election Commission to provide adequate security to the people during the Assembly elections, in the wake of the blast. “After the declaration of model code of conduct, the Election Commission will have a major role in issues such as security,” he said.
‘National security is the responsibility of all political parties’ ‘Not proper to look at it from political perspective’
‘National security is the responsibility of all political parties’
‘Not proper to look at it from political perspective’