New Delhi: Continuing his attack on the Congress, senior BJP leader and Union minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday asked whether the nation would vote for an âover-ground ally of Left wing extremism,â who have âweakened the battle against terrorâ for the vote bank politics or Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has evolved Indiaâs internal security doctrine.
On a day the opposition party accused the PM for âcynically exploitingâ the national security issue to divert attention from his âcolossal failuresâ and âpersistent falsehoods,â Mr Jaitley cited BJPâs âstrong position against the Left wing extremismâ and the Indian Air Force targetting terror camps in Pakistan post-Pulwa-ma terror attack to assert that the country is âsafe & secureâ under Mr Modi-led NDA government.Â Â Â Â
In a blog titled âPrime Minister Modiâs Evolving National Security Doct-rine,â Mr Jaitley also cited how anti-terror law TADA was repealed by the Narsimha Rao led Congress government after it was dubbed as âanti-minorityâ post-1993 Mumbai bomb blasts and the country was left without an anti-terror law.
Mr Jaitley said later the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government legislated POTA, which the Congress promised to repeal.
Accusing the Congress of failing to distinguish between an âanti-terrorism and an anti-minority law,â Mr Jaitley said sin-ce then the Congress star-ted going soft on terror.
The Union minister said the Congress repeatedly rubbished the 2016 surgical strikes and contends that they have either taken place in the past also or alternatively they never took place under Mr Modi.