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December 14, 2001
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PM flays opposition for pointing intelligence failures

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday flayed the opposition for alleging failures on the part of intelligence and security agencies for Thursday's terror attack on Parliament and said the nation should come together in difficult times.

"Even before the bodies of killed security personnel were consigned to flames, discussion started on whether there has been any security lapse," he said lamenting that the kind of unity shown in United States after the September 11 strike was not seen here.

Vajpayee was speaking at a function on the tenth anniversary of the New Delhi edition of English daily The Pioneer. He said the nation should rise above issues at times of difficulty.

Stating that Thursday's terror strike was an attack on democracy and an attack on the heart of the nation, Vajpayee said there would be a discussion on how it happened and if there was a security lapse.

Asserting that BJP was in opposition for four decades and supported the government on issues of national interest, the prime minister said that there could be differences on policies in a multi-party democracy, but at times of difficulty, the country should come together.

He said Thursday's terror attack on Parliament House showed it was a conspiracy that must have taken months to be hatched.

The terrorists' aim could have been to enter the House, kill some MPs or hold them hostage for extracting something from the government, Vajpayee said.

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