HUBBALLI: BJP state president and MP Prahlad Joshi urged the state government to take stringent steps to curb terror elements. He promised all support from the Centre in the state government’s efforts to hunt down extremist elements.
He told reporters at Ghantikeri Oni on Sunday that terrorism has become a global problem affecting almost all countries. “We should be alert to prevent any untoward incident and the government should strengthen its intelligence wing,” he said.
Joshi said police nabbing terrorists almost every day is a worrying factor. “What is more alarming is that many terrorists are being nabbed in the coastal town of Bhatkal,” he said.
Responding to Minister H K Patil’s invitation for an open debate on the Centre’s “discrimination” in release of funds under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to the state, Joshi said the remarks are politically motivated.
“I am ready for a debate. But H K Patil should produce data on how many people were provided work for 100 days under the scheme. The Centre has earmarked `34,000 crore for it and has already released `28,000 crore to various states,” he said.