The central government has been blinded by the vote-bank politics to such an extent that it does not want to even acknowledge terrorists. BJP governments despite their limited resources and without any effective legal mechanism, are admirably combating terrorism. The Madhya Pradesh government was the first to unmask SIMI. The Gujarat government not only foiled the blasts in Surat but was able to quickly arrest the terrorists behind the Ahmedabad blasts. Investigations are also proceeding at a fast pace both in Rajasthan and Karnataka. I congratulate the Chief Ministers of all these four states for leading an effective and responsive administration.
If we remove the recent achievements of BJP governments, then one finds that no government has been able to arrest even a single person in all cases where terrorist incidents have taken place over the past four years.
And in addition to this, the central government is sleeping over the anti-terrorism bills passed by Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
This clearly demonstrates the difference between the BJP and Congress when it comes to political will and capacity to combat terrorism.
Terrorism is casting a black shadow not only on the life and property of the common man but also on all systems of the country. The National Security Advisor had long ago accepted that terrorists are infiltrating our share markets. Recently, fake currency amounting to crores of rupees were recovered from the branches of the State Bank of India, the largest nationalised bank of our country. The fake currency recovered from eastern Uttar Pradesh branch of the bank clearly indicates, that the ISI has not only been able to infuse fake currency into the markets, but has also been successful in depositing them in our bank lockers. This has happened for the first time in the country.
Last year, the central government by hoodwinking the people of the country had transferred the Bofors kickback money to the account of Quattrocchi. Today, such a situation has been created, in which the country'smoney is being transferred to the accounts of the enemies of the country, and the enemies of the country are transferring fake currency into important banks of the country. We should seriously contemplate about where will this dangerous export import lead the economy of the country? The nation wants to know as to what steps the central government is taking to deal with this situation.
Rising Inflation and Stagnating Economy
The common man has already started feeling the pinch of rising prices. Even if the rate of inflation has crossed 12 per cent, it does not represent the reality. If the prices of the commodities of daily use are taken into account, then the rate of inflation may well cross the 20 per cent mark. This means that the common man is actually burdened much more than what these figures show. We are making efforts to expose the real picture of the economic policy of the government before the country.
During the tenure of the NDA government, the GDP rate went upto 8.6 per cent. What is even more noteworthy is that we were able to achieve a rising growth rate continuously for six years and had created such a momentum, that even when the NDA was not in power, this rate of growth continued for the next two to three years.
But now, with the passage of time, as the impact of the NDA tenure has begun to wane, the economy has started to reflect the real impact of the UPA policies.