Manmohan questions BJP’s stand on terrorism

Manmohan questions BJP’s stand on terrorism
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First Published: Mon, May 04 2009. 05 17 PM IST
Updated: Mon, May 04 2009. 05 17 PM IST
Pheowa (Kurukshetra): Questioning Bharatiya Janata Party’s assertion of having taken a strong stand against terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the saffron party’s record on the issue is entirely different from the claims made by it.
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“Our opponents claim is that only they can take a decisive and strong stand against terrorism, but by looking at the record of the BJP a completely different picture emerges,” he said addressing an election meeting, about 30 kms from Kurukshetra.
Three dreaded terrorists were released and sent to Afghanistan during the regime of BJP, he said, referring to the Kandahar hijack case.
During BJP’s rule, terrorists attacked Parliament, Red Fort, Raghunath temple, Akshardham and Jammu and Kashmir assembly, he said adding even terrorists entered Kargil, but the then BJP government remained unaware of the problems.
“This is the record of the BJP. You decide how strong and decisive are these leaders (of BJP),” he said.
Drawing parallels with BJP on the issue of terrorism, he said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government took brave decisions to face the terrorists attack in Mumbai. “We will keep facing terrorism bravely and with full commitment,” he said.
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First Published: Mon, May 04 2009. 05 17 PM IST