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Terrorists being appeased for vote bank politics: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the issue of national security should not be politicised but “appeasement” of terrorists and terrorist organisations was happening for vote-bank politics.

The minister was responding to a question on the alleged political link of suspected ISI agents who were arrested in the city two days back.

“For the sake of vote bank politics the situation today is that appeasement of terrorists and terrorist organisations is happening, which is not good. On the question of country’s security, there is no scope for politics,” the Union Transport Minister said.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the AGM of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce

“We have to fight terrorism collectively and globally; even Muslim countries are fighting against terrorism… specially Pakistan, which after being defeated in the past three wars started a proxy war to destabilise our unity,” he said.

Speaking about intolerance, Gadkari emphasised that his government’s aim is development for all (‘Sabka ka saath, sabka vikas’).

He claimed that Congress was levelling unfounded allegations against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which “it is doing intentionally to create a sense of fear in a community for the sake of votes”.

“Unfortunatley, even in Parliament allegations are being made against the Home Minister, which are not true. Whatever happened had happened in the states which are not BJP ruled and law and order is a state subject. Even then the blame is on BJP,” Gadkari said.

Without taking the name of CPI(M) MP Md Salim, Gadkari said, “Whoever has levelled the allegation against the Home Minister yesterday in Parliament, either prove it or resign. Parliament should not be a place for unfounded allegations.