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BJP accuses government of contradictions over Pakistan

February 05, 2009 01:11 IST
Last Updated: February 05, 2009 03:44 IST


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Accusing the United Progressive Alliance government of speaking in contradictory voices on Pakistan's response to the dossier given by India on the Mumbai terror attacks [Images], the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday said it "enabled Pakistan to mount international pressure" on New Delhi [Images].
    
"The External Affairs Minister and the National Security Advisor were speaking in contradictory terms which give a
wrong signal and enables Pakistan to mount international pressure on India," Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
    
Prasad was referring to a statement by NSA M K Narayanan that that Pakistan had reverted to India by posing two queries on the Indian dossier on the terror strikes, a comment that directly contradicts the stand taken by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee who had maintained that there was so far no response from Islamabad [Images].
    
"Whom should the country believe? For the sake of the country speak in one voice," Prasad said.
    
The BJP MP said there were reports that Pakistan has denied any "wrong doing" with regard to the 26/11 attacks.

"India seems to have exhausted all diplomatic options. Now the country is entitled to know the next step in view of
the repeated denials by Pakistan," Prasad said.     

The BJP spokesperson said the government should stop speaking through the media. "We expect that instead of talking
everything through the media, some proper effort should be reflected on the ground."




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