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PM warns of terror plot to disrupt upcoming elections

New Delhi: Advising security forces to remain on high alert, prime Minister Manmohan Singh today warned that the terrorist outfits may try to disrupt upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections.PM also expressed concern over a

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: November 23, 2013 14:37 IST
Referring to the recent communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts in Uttar Pradesh which claimed many lives and displaced thousands, Singh said law and order agencies must ensure that trivial or local issues are not exploited by vested interests to inflame communal passions.

“During the current year some states have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of communal incidents. We cannot afford such a state of affairs.... Once disturbances occur they must be tackled with utmost firmness, without prejudice, fear or favour,” he told the conference of Directors General Police and Inspectors General of Police.

The Prime Minister said state DGPs have the responsibility to ensure that their police force acts in the required manner in preventing communal actions.

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