Modi may not be averse to flag terror issue in Lok Sabha (Lower House) polls

By NNN-PTI,

Gandhinagar, India : Terror as an issue may not have paid off for the BJP in the recent Assembly elections but its Hindutva mascot and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi may not be averse to flagging it again in the Lok Sabha (Lower House) elections later this year.


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Modi, who had exploited the issue of export of terror from Pakistan through his famous ‘Mian Musharraf’ campaign in the earlier elections, also feels that the Indian government has to “respond” to the Mumbai terror attacks from across the border “in their own language”.

In an exclusive interview to PTI, he also spoke of the anti-terror laws passed in Parliament recently but feels that terrorism cannot be fought with the “19th century laws”.

Disagreeing with the view that terrorism as an issue had not paid for BJP in the recent Assembly elections in Rajasthan and Delhi, where he had also campaigned against the backdrop of the Mumbai attacks, the chief minister said “this theory is being propagated by a few people who wish to help Pakistan and Congress”.

“In the four states (Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Delhi) where the elections were held, more than 600 seats were in contention. BJP won 294 while the Congress won 274. This only shows that the people have supported BJP to root out terrorism.”

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