Modi targets Congress over being soft on terror

May 5th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Narendra Modi Meerut (UP), May 5 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has slammed Congress-led ruling coalition for being soft on terror.

Addressing an election rally in Meerut on Monday, Modi said the Central Government stood helpless as terrorists ran a mock in Mumbai last year, killing 166 people.

“For four days the militants kept firing. Until they ran out of ammunition and explosives, they kept killing people. And look at their defiance, - India is such a big country and they entered our houses and fired bullets. After all this our Prime Minister still says that hisgovernment is strong,” said Modi.

He further attacked the Government on repelling the stringent anti-terror law Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA).

“Atalji’s Government was strong that implemented POTA law. And Manmohan Singh’s government is helpless, which removed POTA. This shows that which government is strong and which is weak,” said Modi.

Terrorism, price rise, recession and layoffs, India-US civilian nuclear deal and black money stashed abroad have emerged as major issues in the campaign to the near month long national polls to elect the 15th Lok Sabha.

The fourth phase of general elections will be held on May 7.

The result of the five-phased elections will declared on May 16. (ANI)

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