CPI (M) calls for alternative anti-terror policy

May 4th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, May. 4 (ANI): CPI (M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury has called for an alternative anti-terror policy, which can be attained only by a non-Congress and non-BJP coalition.

“An alternative policy direction is needed and that is possible only through a non-Congress and non-BJP political formation and it is this formation we want after the elections,” Yechury told reporters in Kolkata.

Pointing out that both parties did little to fight terror after showing initial concerns, Yechury demanded a shift in nation’s anti-terror policy and foreign policy.

“While the Congress came out with Federal Investigation Agency Bill after Mumbai attacks, the BJP had come out with POTA. However, the important aspect is how to prevent such terror activities from taking place and there is no thinking on this by either of the two parties,” he said.

Asserting the need of modernization of security agencies, the CPI(M) leader said that there was lack of coordination among the police, National Security Guard (NSG) and other agencies.

“No thinking is taking place on these aspects and for this a new alternative is required,” Yechury said.

He said foreign policy is another area of concern that requires a new policy direction adding “these areas will be the objectives of the new alternative and this is what we want to achieve”. (ANI)

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