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Varun wrongly booked under NSA: Malhotra

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“Conspiracy hatched by the Congress, the BSP”



Varun Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Tuesday charged that the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Pilibhit, Varun Gandhi, has been improperly charged under the National Security Act as part of a conspiracy hatched by the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party. He was speaking at the inauguration of the BJP East Delhi parliamentary constituency election office at Shankar Vihar.

Stating that the Congress was unable to find any ally in Uttar Pradesh and the Samajwadi Party has already deserted it, Prof. Malhotra said the Congress now wants to befriend the BSP and therefore has not opposed the imposition of NSA on Varun Gandhi.

Delhi BJP president O.P. Kohli raised the issue of insecurity among the people of Delhi at the programme. He said the people of Delhi were living under the shadow of fear and terror due to the collapse of the law and order in the city. Children, senior citizens, women, traders, service class people and even families were regularly being targeted by criminals. “People are scared to allow their children to go out alone after dark,” he said, adding that the Union Home Ministry and the Delhi police were responsible for this situation.

Party candidate from East Delhi Chetan Chauhan said during the past 10 months 1.5 crore people have been rendered unemployed and this laying off is continuing even today. He held the Central Government responsible for the situation.

Mr. Chauhan said another worrying aspect is that the BPO sector in which a large number of youth had gained employment has now also started retrenching people. “Due to this lakhs of youths are being rendered unemployed,” he said, adding that the UPA Government had no plans to tide over this problem of unemployment and therefore the need of the hour is to vote the BJP to power.

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