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UPA govt's approach to security faulty: Joshi

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Updated: May 7, 2011, 7:34 PM IST
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UPA govt's approach to security faulty: Joshi
BJP leader MM Joshi asked the Centre take steps to bring back all criminals wanted in India from Pakistan.

Kolkata: Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday alleged that UPA government's approach to security was extremely faulty and demanded that the Centre take steps to bring back all criminals wanted in India from Pakistan.

"The approach of the UPA government to security is extremely faulty. They have not yet demanded the handing over of culprits of 26/11. They are busy in cricket diplomacy. The BJP demands that the government tell Pakistan in no uncertain terms that all wanted criminals sheltered in Pakistan must be handed over," Joshi told a press conference.

Stating that the unstable situation in Pakistan was a threat to India, Joshi said his party demanded an assurance from the Centre for a firm policy in bringing back wanted persons from Pakistan.

"National pressure must be created so that Pakistan hands over wanted criminals to India," he said.

The PAC chairman who recently submitted a report on the 2G scam, said like corruption, the country's security was also a matter of concern.

"While so much money is swindled on one hand, on the other, the government says it does not have funds to provide the Army with the necessary infrastructure, especially in the border areas. If the illegal money can be recovered, it can be utilised for the purpose," he said.

Asked about the reported statement by a senior Army officer that the armed forces were capable of a US-like operation in Pakistan, Joshi said, "if that is so, it should have been conveyed to the government through the Defence Minister. A public statement should not have been made."

First Published: May 7, 2011, 7:34 PM IST
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