Rajnath accuses Congress of being soft on terrorSeptember 25th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Thursday accused the Congress-led UPA government of being soft on terror, and said it was unwilling to enact strict laws to curb the scourge.”Terrorism has increased all over the country. The anti-nationals are targeting the states one after the other but the Congress is still hesitant to go in for a strict law to deal with such elements,” he said while addressing a rally at the Jamboori ground.
The BJP leader also charged the Congress with compromising on national security for the sake of vote bank politics.
“The Congress is shying away from bringing a strict law to deal with terror only for the sake of its vote bank,” Rajnath Singh maintained.
The BJP president said the only things the people had got during the UPA regime were “inflation and terrorism”.
“The Congress has been saying that price rise is a global phenomenon and the result of rising oil prices. Why have the prices not come down now when the price of oil has fallen in the international market?” he asked.
“They have also been misleading the people by saying that the GDP growth and a check on inflation cannot go together whereas this is not the fact. We didn’t allow inflation to climb even when economic sanctions were imposed on us,” Singh said of the previous BJP-led government at the centre.
Showering praise on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Singh said: “Going by the good work that Chouhan has done for the people of this state, no power on earth can stop the BJP from retaining power in Madhya Pradesh. He has accomplished what I couldn’t do when I was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.”
“I have never seen such a huge collection of party workers in my life. This is indicative of Chouhan’s popularity and I can say with confidence that the BJP will form the government in the state once again under his (Chouhan’s) leadership,” Singh said.