Recent criticism by radical national party Jobbik of the anti-terrorism force TEK is incomprehensible and groundless, a lawmaker of the ruling Fidesz party said on Tuesday.
Jobbik criticised TEK chief Janos Hajdu for “attending in uniform and making political statements” at a youth festival held at the weekend. Jobbik lawmaker Adam Mirkoczki called for a meeting of parliament’s national security committee to look into the matter.
At the Transit – Festival on the border event in Koszeg, northwest Hungary, Hajdu said the fact that “the far right has gained considerable ground” was an “internal and manageable” problem.
In a statement sent to MTI, Fidesz lawmaker Zsolt Csampa said that “the TEK has repeatedly proven its efficiency in managing exceptionally risky situations” and mentioned TEK’s rescuing Hungarians in Ethiopia, Lybia, or Thailand.