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.

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