BJP Launches Campaign for 'Secure Borders'

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BJP Launches Campaign for 'Secure Borders'
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Senior BJP leader L K Advani today flagged off a 'Border Darshan' campaign which will visit 13 points on India's frontiers to study the living conditions of soldiers and the threat from China and Pakistan to the nation through incursions and forceful occupation.

"Vast parts of our border areas are occupied by China and Pakistan. There have been Chinese incursions and infiltration by militants from Pakistan. The team will visit the 13 border areas and submit a National Border Status report to Advani next year," BJP Rajya Sabha member Tarun Vijay said.

Vijay has taken the initiative to launch the programme. Advani and Gadkari, among others, will visit some of the borders as part of this campaign.

Vijay said the inspiration for such a campaign came from Jan Sangh founder S P Mookerjee's sacrifice for an integrated Jammu and Kashmir.

"Today there is drug and arms smuggling on our borders. We are perhaps the only nation where all our borders are under a grave threat due to petty politics," Vijay said.

He emphasised on Parliament's unanimous resolution of 1994 which pledged that India would take back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from the neighbouring country.

The BJP has accused the UPA government of being soft towards Pakistan and China and not doing enough to tackle incursions and on building international pressure to stop cross-border terrorism.

Advani said when the nuclear deal was in process more than the Indian people and the government, the US industrial houses were keen that it went through as they saw a lucrative market there.

In the same breath, he mentioned the agitation against the Jaitapur nuclear plant in Maharashtra but refused to elaborate.

He said the BJP was concerned about what steps were being taken for the security of the nation, good governance and welfare of Indian soldiers.

The BJP has mustered support for this campaign on Twitter and Facebook and received an overwhelming response, Vijay said.
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