New Delhi:  On the fifth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike, BJP today charged the Centre with having failed in putting diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to hand over the perpetrators based in that country and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to explain the steps taken on the issue.

In a statement on his Facebook page, BJP President Rajnath Singh said the mastermind and real perpetrators of the Mumbai carnage are still roaming free in Pakistan.

“The incumbent government at the Centre has failed miserably in putting any diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to act decisively against the forces of evil operating from its territory. The Prime Minister should explain to the people of this country what concrete steps his government had taken in this direction since 26/11,” he said.

166 people, including foreign nationals and police personnel, were killed in the terrorist attack.

“Five years after the Mumbai attack, we believe not much has changed. India continues to be a soft target for terrorists as it bleeds through a thousand cuts,” the BJP chief said.

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