Shiv Sena corners BJP over Sukma attack, Kashmir unrest

New Delhi: Venting their angst against the Centre in wake of the Sukma attack, the Shiv Sena on Thursday castigated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government for not being able to chalk out a strong anti-terror policy.

Shiv Sena in its Saamna editorial blatantly attacked Prime Minister Modi over his comment post Sukma naxal attack and asserted that by making mere statements to avenge the death of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel would not solve the propose.

“All attacks by terrorists are cowardly acts, but it is the security personnel whose lives are being sacrificed. The Chhattisgarh attack claimed 26 lives. Our home minister says that they will not tolerate such attacks. But the truth is in past one month, 100 CRPF jawans have sacrificed their lives. By just saying that ‘we will not let the sacrifices of CRPF jawans go in vein’ is not enough. Why are we not able to combat the aggravating situation?” the Saamna editorial cited.

Drawing an analogue between the vulnerable situation in Kashmir and Chhattisgarh, the Shiv Sena averred that the President’s rule should be imposed.

Chiding the dispensation at the Centre for siphoning political benefits out of the sacrifices of security personnel, the Shiv Sena questioned until when the BJP would run its government by taking lives of soldiers of the nation.

“The situation in Kashmir is volatile. Now, even women have picked up stones there and are attacking soldiers. The President’s rule should be imposed in Kashmir to pacify the situation and the same treatment should be given to Chhattisgarh,” the editorial read.

The Shiv Sena further took a jibe at the Centre’s claim that demonetisation would curb terrorism and said that post the currency swap, terrorist attacks seemed to have increased.

“At the time of bringing demonetisation, it was being asserted that the banning of high denomination notes will curb terrorism. But on the contrary terrorist attacks seemed to have increased. The incident in Chhattisgarh is a testimony that the BJP’s claims of combating terrorism have failed,” the Saamna editorial said. (ANI)