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India needs 'zero tolerance' against terrorism, says Advani

September 15, 2008 20:58 IST

A day after promising to bring back stringent anti-terror laws if voted back to power, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday demanded "zero tolerance" against terrorism.
"The United States is the biggest enemy of jehadis. But after 9/11, not even a single terrorist strike has taken place in the US...we have to find out why we are being constantly being targeted (by terrorists) since the 1980s," senior BJP leader L K Advani [Images] said after meeting victims of Saturday's serial blasts at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi [Images] on Monday evening.
Advani  said the administration, the officials and thepeople will have to develop "zero tolerance" against terrorism to defeat it.
Advani reiterated that Gujarat police had already warned of a terror strike in the national capital.
The BJP leader also supported the theory that the Delhi blasts were part of terrorists' overall plan to target Bangalore, Ahmedabad [Images] and Delhi. "I was told that the serial blasts here were part of their operation BAD. "After Bangalore and Ahmedabad, Delhi has been targeted," he said.
Advani, however, refused to comment on suggestions by opposition parties seeking resignation of Home minister Shivraj Patil [Images] following a series of terror strikes. "The BJP has already dealt with the issue," he said.

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