Advani to discuss security with NDA chief ministers (Lead)

January 4th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani will Monday evening hold a meeting with all chief ministers from his party and its partners in the National Democratic Alliance to discuss issues of internal security, a party official said.The alleged neglect of the NDA-ruled states by the central government would also figure at the meeting, he said.

The meeting, followed by dinner, will be held a day ahead of a conference of all chief ministers convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on internal security.

“The issues of internal security, national security and terrorism would be discussed at the meeting. We will also discuss the neglect of the NDA-ruled states by the Congress-led government at the centre,” BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told IANS.

Strategies for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections are also on the agenda, he said.

“The prime agenda of our meeting is terrorism and the failure of the government to prevent frequent attacks on the country,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told IANS.

The chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, ruled by the BJP, and Orissa (ruled by the Biju Janata Dal), Punjab (Shiromani Akali Dal) and Bihar (Janata Dal-United) are expected to attend the meeting.

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