The BJP put out large ads in newspapers centred around the Mumbai attacks, and the Congress reciprocating with ads invoking instances of terrorism in the time of the NDA government: the Kandahar hijack and the Parliament and Red Fort attacks.
The Congress's M Veerappa Moily questioned the BJPs' "patriotism", and Kapil Sibal their "national commitment". The party cited "non-payment of compensation to Gujarat police jawans during the 2002 Akshardham attack" to undermine Narendra Modi's commitment to "national security".
The BJP's L K Advani said the recent "pre-occupation" of intelligence agencies with "so-called Hindu terror" had allowed the terrorist plot to go undetected in Mumbai. The Congress said Advani had declined the PM's invitation to accompany him to Mumbai to send out a message of unity — a charge that the BJP rubbished. "I was told that we would be informed about the venue of a meeting (with the PM) in Mumbai, but I received no word," Advani said.
Sibal countered that the PM and Sonia Gandhi had avoided the site of attacks because it could hamper rescue operations". He reminded the BJP that "Akshradham was just 200 metres from the CM's residence, but Modi had taken 12 hours to reach there".
The BJP ad said, against a red-blood background: "Brutal Terror Strikes At Will. Weak Government. Unwilling and Incapable. Fight Terror. Vote BJP." A second ad, released in the name of AB Vajpayee, began with "terror striking Mumbai", and ended with an "appeal to vote for the BJP".
Asked why the BJP had issued the ad at a time when a grim encounter was still on, party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said: "I have nothing to say on this". Delhi CM candidate V K Malhotra said: "We have only said that there's been an all-round failure on the intelligence front." General Secretary Arun Jaitley argued: "We are a thriving democracy and the debate must therefore continue. How can there be a gag order on debate in a democracy?"
The Congress ad, set to appear on Saturday in Delhi, reads: "Kandhar ka kaand, Sansad par hamla, Lal Quila par hamla, aur ab Mumbai mein aatank… yeh rashtra ka prashna hai, rajneeti ka khel nahin"
The Election Commission said it could not take suo motu notice of print ads, and nobody had complained so far.
Very apt message.. It was really sickening to see a certain guy "who was abusing" Hemant Karkare and was shedding crocodile tears for arrested terrorists offering 1 crore. It was reported Mrs. Karkare refused see this guy and rejected his money.....And Seshadri Chari was openly denying "making allegations" against ATS.. See the level some people can stoop.. these are pseduo Hindus..
No need like this stupid politics over serious issue, i request to the delihi people select the person no metter he is hindu he is muslim he sikh or he is christain, but select who will give u , ur family ur neighbour security who can say i keep delhi out of fear..... I will give u living freedom..... Put a strong message against all political parties....We need change....We need security.....We need agrassive person.....We need action Plan.....Enogugh is enough.............Dont play a blamming game......Put a action plan in front of People .....If u dont plan Then Go to hell....Dont come on our door to demand Vote......
what else can we expect from these people. Will they promise not togive ticket to crimminals to enter parlament and bring out a law for the same. These criminals hve made a mockery of security. How many of sus remeber a MP from UP offering to smuggle drugs for a price and saying that it will cost a few lac rupees. His car with rEd Light will not be stopped by anybody.
Rather than blame the different parties at this time of crisis, we should sit back and think calmly what we as normal citizens can do to prevent such things happening. As an individual each one has to make a resolve that we abide to the rules of the land and follow them strictly, to show ourselves that none of us are above the law. Let the police go back to the rule books and do what is expected out of them, and do justice to the salaries they get. Let the politicians stick to doing service rather than amassing illegal wealth and stop thinking of ways to get into power at the cost of the nation and fellowbeings. Let the army safeguard the country rather than indulging in receiving kickbacks etc., Let the high society people try and help their fellow beings to lead a better life rather than flaunting their status and put a stop to extravagant lifestyles which lead to corruption of young minds even before they understand this world.
IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THE PRESENT GOVT IS INCAPABLE OF HANDLING TERROR, PRICE RISE, NAXALITE PROBLEM, ECONOMY. FAILURES ON ALL FRONT. I DONOT KNOW PEOPLE LIKE KAPIL SIBAL, JAYANTHI NATARAJAN HAVE THE FACE TO SHOW TO NATION AND SPEAK ALL NONSENSE. THIS GOVT MUST GO THERE IS NO SECOND VIEW ON THAT.
I cannot understand the logic behind the NDTV and IBN criticism against opposition parties.In a democratic set up it is the responsibility of a political party in opposition to criticise the ruling one for its failure.Then is the Media dictate the indian democracy?
See bhai. In India media is more danger than terrorists. they are called intellectual terrorists. they talk all kind of rubbish, create division in society, make truth, a falsehood and make falsehood a truth. They are damaging the moral fabraic of the nation and also glorifying things that people have commonly a different opinion. They think Indians are fools and they would beleive their stories. If that was true Mr. Narendra Modi would not have become the Chief minister. News media should understand that common people do not believe their stories. It would only serve the puposes of fake intelligensia.
You yourself have rubbished the Congress Govt. in one of your stories today on the Federal Agency Farce.But if BJP does the same you call it anti national. This is ridiculous to say the least. You have god given right to rubbish any one. But the politicians don't have that even to highlight lapses in national security. Wah! Express!