BJP resolution terms Maoists biggest threat to nation

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive said here on Saturday that nation was facing the biggest challenge to its internal security from Maoists. The party said the Maoists must be “dealt with a multi-pronged approach where safety and development should go hand in hand.”

“The BJP believes that the Maoists have thrown a challenge to the idea of India and must be dealt with by united efforts of all concerned,” the executive said in its political resolution called “Suraksha aur Swabhiman”  (security and pride).

The party said the country’s internal and external security scenario was under severe threat. The BJP blamed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and the Congress for the crisis.

“The internal security situation had never been so grave and it has got further compounded by a new low in our relations with neighbouring countries.”

It charged that the “Congress’ hypocrisy and double-speak in this matter was further exposed when the National Advisory Committee (NAC) hand-picked several supporters of the underground Maoists as its members. In the name of human rights, they were engaged in policy making for the government and some even were made advisers to the Planning Commission.”

The rising incidence of the Maoist violence, terrorism and incidents of incursions and intrusions along the international borders with China and Pakistan “are pointers to a greater concern,” the party said.  “The internal security situation had never been so grave and it has got further compounded by a new low in our relations with neighbouring countries.”

On the recent attack by the Moists on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh, the resolution said it exposed the new aggressive strategy of the ultras. “Their brutality was on display when they put a placard around the neck of an abducted officer stating that he was a  prisoner of war.”

The party charged that senior Congress party functionaries, including a general secretary, had written articles essentially sympathising with the Maoist cause.

On the fall of the rupee, the party said it indicated the complete mismanagement of the economy by the government which prided having economists and technocrats at its top policy-making level. “When the National Democratic Alliance left, the growth rate was 8.4 per cent; but the UPA has brought it down to 4.8,” it added.

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