Advani asks Centre to radically alter policy towards terror
New Delhi: Seeking a change in the government`s policy on dealing with terror, BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday said incidents like the Mumbai blasts will recur unless it was "radically" altered.
"So far as the Mumbai killings are concerned, you can blame neither the Chief Minister nor the Home Minister of the state. It is New Delhi that is squarely responsible," Advani said in his latest blog.
"Both the Prime Minister and the Congress president must realise that unless the Government of India`s terror policy changes radically, such incidents will continue to recur," he said.
Referring to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s comment on NCP holding the home portfolio, Advani said, "Let not the Congress party try to find scapegoats for the latest Mumbai outrage.
"The common man must be feeling amazed to read the Maharashtra Chief Minister blaming the blasts on the NCP just because the Home portfolio in the state is with the party," he said.
He said Union Home Minister P Chidambaram himself has absolved R R Patil (Maharashtra Home Minister) of blame when he asserted that there had been no intelligence failure, which meant that the local police establishment was not at fault.
On spectrum scam, he said though the Minister (A Raja) of the alliance partner was removed and later jailed, "the DMK is being fondly protected by New Delhi on the plea of coalition dharma."