Advani promises zero-tolerance policy on terrorismApril 11th, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 11 (IANS) Citing the example of the US, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Saturday the party would adopt a “zero-tolerance policy” on terrorism if voted to power.
“The United States did not face any terrorist attack after the 9/11 terrorist strike only because it adopted a tough approach and policy against terrorists. The BJP too will adopt a tough attitude and adopt a zero-tolerance policy if voted to power,” the party’s prime ministerial candidate said at a rally at the Gandhi Maidan late evening.
He appealed to the people to vote for “a nationalist party - BJP - because if BJP wins in this elections, India will win”.
“If you give us an opportunity at the centre, I will prove that the 21st century belongs to India just as the 20th century was dominated by western countries,” the veteran leader told the well-attended rally.
He said the states governed by the BJP and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners have set an example of good governance, security and development including in Bihar.
Advani showered praises on Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh for bringing in development in the state, which was created in November 2000 by the BJP-led government at the centre, and termed him a good administrator.
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