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J-K BJP demands SPG cover for Narendra Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

in today joined the bandwagon demanding SPF protection for its prime ministerial candidate Modi in view of the serial blasts in

"The Union Home Ministry should immediately review the security of Modi," MP and party in-charge for the state, Avinash Rai Khanna, told reporters here today.

The leader also echoed his party's demand for a high level inquiry into security lapse that led to serial blasts on Sunday, in which six people were killed and over 80 injured.

Khanna blamed forces opposed to BJP's anti-stand for the blasts and demanded strict vigil on Indian Mujahideen.

Condemning the blasts, he also accused government for its unwillingness to take timely and effective steps to ensure adequate security arrangements following specific alert sent to Police by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on October 23, ahead of the planned 'Hunkaar Rally' in which BJP stalwarts and Modi were participating.

Meanwhile, Khanna expressed concern over delay in granting basic rights, compensation and other benefits to the refugees of West Pakistan, PoK and others, who have been agitating for over 60 years without response from "deaf governments".

The BJP leader also lambasted the Congress-led UPA government and the NC-Congress coalition in the state for remaining silent on the situation along borders, where "Pakistan has led a proxy war for over two decades."

Pakistan never honoured any ceasefire agreement and has indulged in unprovoked firing repeatedly which resulted in killing of innocent civilians besides personnel of army and para-military forces, he said.

Khanna, who alongwith other BJP leaders, is undertaking 'Refugees Adhikaar Yatra' in Jammu.

First Published: Tue, October 29 2013. 19:44 IST