Chandigarh: Claiming that country`s internal
and external security was under "serious crisis," BJP today
asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make a statement in
Parliament on the reported deployment of missiles by China
along the international border with India.
"A Pentagon report says that China had deployed missiles
along the international border with India and Pakistan is also
handing over certain areas of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)
to China," BJP leader Rajnath Singh told reporters here.
"The PM must make a suo moto statement on the issue in
Parliament tomorrow", Rajnath said, adding UPA government has
no comprehensive action plan for internal and external
security of the country which was under serious crisis.
"What China is upto in concern with India on security
front, the PM must tell the factual position in the parliament
tomorrow... the entire country and people are worried due to
report by Pentagon," the former BJP national president said.
Opposing special status to Jammu and Kashmir as per the
Constitution, Rajnath demanded that Article 370 must be
"Jammu and Kashmir should not get autonomy...US is
pressurising India for more autonomy to J and K, but this
should not happen at any cost...Article 370 must be scrapped..
Jammu and Kashmir must get same status as is being granted to
other states of the country," he said.
Rajnath said BJP was of the firm opinion that till Jammu
and Kashmir had special status there would be no permanent
solution to problems in that state.
The former BJP chief the Centre was not following the
unanimous decision of the Parliament to take control of POK at
all cost. "Infact, Pakistan is handing over certain areas of
POK to China," he claimed.
Taking strong exception to the recent term "saffron
terrorism" used by Home Minister P Chidambaram Rajnath said,
"Saffron is a symbol of devotion, dedication, service and
sacrifice, but the Home minister is linking the colour to
terrorism... the tri-colour too has saffron colour what does
the PM and Home Minister think about it."
He said the PM even the President should take cognisance
of BJP`s protest against the use of the term by Chidambaram
and added that BJP had never said it was Islamic terrorism.
Rajnath also lashed out at the Centre for "misusing" CBI
and said, "misuse of constitutional organisations by the
government at the Centre is not good for the healthy
He also ruled out reshuffle in portfolios of some BJP
ministers in Parkash Singh Badal cabinet and added the
alliance between Akali Dal and BJP was "natural" and there are
no differences between the two partners in Punjab.