BHUBANESWAR: A day after serial blasts rocked Mumbai, Mr Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said it is “very difficult” to stop every single terror attack but asserted that 99 per cent of the strikes in the country have been stopped due to vigilance and intelligence efforts.
The AICC general secretary also patted the government for the manner in which it responded to the latest attack, saying the response was prompt.
“We are responding to it in a quite organised fashion,” he said at a press conference on the second day of his visit to Orissa.
Mr Gandhi said though 99 per cent terror strikes in the country had been prevented due to vigilance and intelligence, the aim is to achieve 100 per cent result.
“We will stop 99 per cent of terror attacks but one per cent of attacks might get through,” he said, adding,” We must try to stop 100 per cent of attacks. It is something we will fight and defeat.”
Mr Gandhi further said, “It is very difficult to stop every single terrorist attack. The idea is that we have to fight terrorism at the local level. We have improved in leaps and bounds. But terrorism is something that it is impossible to stop all the time.” He also conveyed his condolences to all the families affected by Wednesday’s explosions, which has left 18 persons dead and 131 injured.
Reminded that there was no terror attack in the US after the 9/11 strike whereas India often faced the menace, Mr Gandhi said Americans had been facing attacks in other places like Afghanistan.