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'Why blame Musharraf for blasts?'
Onkar Singh in Deewana | February 19, 2007 21:09 IST
Janata Dal (United) leader George Fernandes on Monday said it will be wrong to blame Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf for everything that happens in the country.
Fernandes, who had been defence minister in the National Democratic Alliance government, blamed the Union government for not taking effective against the ISI who is operating throughout India.
"The Assam chief minister says ISI is helping ULFA but does not do anything against the latter. If the government is serious, it should take effective action against the ISI and put down terrorism by firm hand," Fernandes said.
Interestingly Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who arrived at the same time as George Fernandes did, decided not to have a close look at the train when he spotted the Janata Dal (United) leader standing next to one of the burnt coaches and decided to walk away without talking to the media persons.
Meanwhile, anti-terrorist front chairman Maninderjit Singh Bitta has alleged that ISI was behind the incident and cautioned the government not to adopt soft tactics against the terrorists.