Govt lacks will to combat terrorism: Modi
New Delhi: Calling for a stringent law to fight terrorism, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of lacking the political will to combat the menace.
The Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), framed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government but repealed by the Manmohan Singh government, was the only reply to terrorism, said Modi Your Comment
Yes, perhaps we do need stringent laws to fight terrorism but I wouldn't give much thought to what another politician has to say about this. When their party is in power, they will do exactly what suits their chair rather than what is actually needed. We, the common people, need to think and evaluate what exactly is the need of the hour and use a forum like this to start a discussion. This public opinion does find its way into the govt chambers and with elections around the corner, our opinion will matter. We have to decide what we want and not allow political players to colour our mind or to incite us.
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Many feel that POTA will enable police to connect themselves with terrorists. In some states some political leaders had connections with objectionable people. The ruling party will lose their support if they implement POTA . This is perhaps the reason why PM is not in favour of this Act.