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PM sets deadline for Home Minister to curb terror

Nov 24, 2008 03:08 AM IST India India

New Delhi: With barely a few months to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the UPA Government has begun putting together a new plan to fight terror by setting up of a task force under the National Security Advisor. As the country continues to be the victim of bomb blasts, BJP chief ministers claim that there is little intelligence on terror attacks. But now it seems Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too has started speaking in the language of the Opposition. At the two-day police chief meet, Singh set a deadline for Home Minister Shivraj Patil to tackle terror. Singh suggested setting up a task force under National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, which will give a road map within 100 days for better intelligence and policing. Singh also proposed a standing committee of DGPs to advise the home ministry on policing, apart from recommending more policemen to man the home ministry as bureaucrats have been unequal to the task. Not only is the Prime Minister not buying the Home Minister's argument that terrorism and communal violence have come down under him, but he is forcing him to come up with a road map on tackling terror. These suggestions come ahead of a general election in which it’s the Prime Minister who will have to do a lot of answering on the UPA's method of tackling terror.

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