NEW DELHI: Ever when the security forces were battling it out with the terrorists in Mumbai, trying to rescue the innocent civilians trapped in the five-star hotels, the principal political parties, the Congress and the BJP, were busy on Friday trying to score brownie points on the issue of terror.
With the Assembly elections round the corner, both the Congress and the BJP targeted each other for making India a soft target for terrorists.
For the BJP, the Congress refusal to re-enact POTA and the image of a “weak” Prime Minister and a Union Home Minister, who has failed to deliver, are enough reasons for the ruling establishment to make an exit.
The Congress, on the other hand, criticised the BJP for doing politics over terror. It came down heavily on the BJP for putting up an advertisement which stated, “Brutal Terror Strikes at Will, Weak Government - Unwilling and Incapable,” in a section of the media.
Congress chief spokesperson Veerappa Moily said “It was due to the sins committed by the BJP that the country was suffering.” He was of the view that terror should not be viewed in a fouryear perspective. It is the BJP, which was to be blamed for bringing the nation to such a plight.
Targetting Narendra Modi, Moily said that the Gujarat CM had made a mockery of himself by announcing a relief of Rs 1 crore to the victims of Mumbai blasts. “Even earlier, he had promised around Rs 2 lakh for the Akshardham victims, but he failed to disburse the amount,” Moily said.