Hyderabad: Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Monday said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths had arrested four terror suspects from Hyderabad based on information provided by the Telangana police. He said he was compelled to reveal the involvement of the State police as BJP leaders were trying to demoralise Telangana police by suspecting their abilities to prevent crime.
He was reacting to allegations of former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya who had earlier said Hyderabad had become a safe haven for Islamic terrorist activities and that the police were not taking action because the TRS government was aligned with Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).
Srinivas Yadav told reporters at Telangana Bhavan that BJP leaders were used to exploiting armed forces and the police for political gains. He said the BJP leaders had no moral right to criticise and suspect the capabilities of the State police even as they use the very same police personnel for their security.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks about surgical strikes on Pakistan and claims that he had warned the country of another air strike if Wing Commander Abhinandan was not released. In Hyderabad, Dattatreya accuses the State police of not acting against terrorists. How low can BJP leaders stoop for votes? When in responsible positions, they must learn to speak with responsibility as not all information can be shared publicly, and secrecy must be
maintained with regards to issues of national security,” he added.
Further, the Minister blamed the BJP government for terrorism in the country and alleged that religious politics of the BJP was causing insecurity among the minorities. He said the BJP leadership was accustomed to link everything with AIMIM and fails to understand that they were part of the country.
Srinivas Yadav also ridiculed accusations by Congress leaders against the TRS government over Congress MLAs deserting the party and joining the ruling party. He wondered where these Congress leaders were when their party-led governments lured TRS MLAs into their fold during their previous regimes. He said the Congress was no more a competitor for the TRS as the former failed to give tough competition to the latter in the Lok Sabha elections.