BJP seeks security during elections
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has urged the government to take effective steps on internal security, fearing its leaders could be targeted in the run-up to the general elections. The party’s appeal came recently after two suspected fidayeen attackers from Pakistan were arrested in Gorakhpur while Naxals targeted mobile telephone towers ahead of Narendra Modi’s meeting in Bihar and Jharkhand.
“BJP would want people to see where the threat perception lies, see where action is missing and see where people are failing to do their duties and only talking. We are repeatedly appealing to the establishment and home minister to do a better job of internal security and there is now enough proof of inaction,” BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.
“It is now clearly getting reinforced that the concerns of BJP were well founded. Every day there is information from Delhi Police which also busted a terror module by arresting people from Jodhpur,” she said.
The two Pakistani nationals arrested by Uttar Pradeh antiterrorist squad are said to have been planning attacks on election rallies, particularly in Varanasi from where Modi is contesting the polls.