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BJP opposes Manmohan, Sharif talks at UN

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BJP president Rajnath Singh with party's Delhi state president Vijay Goel during a Bijli Aandolan rally at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo; S. Subramanium
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BJP president Rajnath Singh with party's Delhi state president Vijay Goel during a Bijli Aandolan rally at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo; S. Subramanium

After the killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan at LoC, the BJP on Sunday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh immediately declare that there will be no talks with his Pakistani counterpart at the United Nations.

Blaming UPA’s “inaction” for Pakistan daring to attack India, the BJP said after repeated ceasefire violations along the LoC, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should take effective steps in this directions by taking all political parties into confidence.

“You should declare today itself that there will be no talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Also, you should take effective steps by taking all political parties into confidence. All limits have been crossed now,” Mr. Singh said in New Delhi on Sunday, wondering over reports that the Prime Minister still intends holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart.

“If timely and effective steps were taken by the Indian government, Pakistan could not have dared to attack Indian posts,” the BJP leader said, questioning, “Till when will we continue to hold dialogue and talks with Pakistan?”

Addressing a rally at Ramlila grounds here, the BJP chief gave a clarion call to oust the Congress-led government in Delhi and then at the Centre and announced his party would bring electricity rates down by 30 per cent if voted to power.

“I feel India’s High Commissioner should be recalled and diplomatic relations with Pakistan scaled down,” Singh said, adding he had made this demand at the time of beheading of Indian soldiers by Pakistan.

“I had then sought a befitting reply to Pakistan, but Prime Minister Singh has not reacted so far,” Singh said.

“We have tried to maintain good, friendly relations with Pakistan. But all limits have been crossed now. I wish to appeal to the Prime Minister to declare that there would be no further talks with Pakistan till it stops such-type actions (of attacking Indian soldiers and supporting terror),” he said.

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I agree with the BJP. Under the circumstances, it will be a futile effort and waste of time to show an olive branch to Mr. Sharif. Ironically, the Pakistani Parliament recently adopted an anti-India resolution on the topic of what happened at LOC. A resolution about Pakistan supporting the Kashmiri people was passed without any hitch in the Pakistani Parliament. This writer holds a firm belief that the Indian government should not encourage any sort of dialogues between India and Pakistan until the later evinces some serious gesture to eradicate terrorism from its territory, hand over Mr. Dawood to the Indian government and shut down all terrorist camps etc. in Pakistan. India has been holding these summit meetings with Pakistan since 1947 which includes three little battles, but without any concrete outcome. IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT PAKISTAN IS MADE TO REALIZE THAT INDIA DOES NOT HAVE ANY MORE OPEN DOOR POLICY. IT CAN ENTER THE DOOR ONLY WITH SERIOUS INTENTIONS - NO MORE TRICK

from:  Dharam Bahl
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 00:02 IST

It is too bad that when the relation between the two arch enemies
should have been more friendlier and warm, somehow; relation between
both the countries are on slipping slope. Man Mohan Singh and Nawaj
Sharif; both were very eager to meet with each other and open their
minds and hearts and start some rosy relationship to resolve all
political, social, economical and religion problems one by one in
fresh soothing environment. But unfortunately the Pakistani Army (ISI)
and Indian communal forces won their wishes in killing that
environment and now both the P. M. cannot extend their hands of
friendship and goodwill. It will be in the interest of both the
nations to cool down; control their anger and stop undue border
quarrels and killings. Rather; they should show their real strength
and stand up to restart their relation and try hard to fulfill their
dreams of brotherhood, cordial and respectful co-existence tension
free relation between the two.

from:  john dahodi
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 00:07 IST

Pak must not be allowed to go unscathed now, we can't afford to resume
the dialogues until Pak qualifies for that. Pak eligibility rests on
the promises made regarding the Mumbai attack, which it has failed to
keep, hence it of paramount importance that all the dialogues must be
put on hold until Pak accepts the guilt first and facilitate in
Mumbai case. We have tried all the options to create an atmosphere
where love is bound to grow until someone cheats which is undoubtedly
pakistan. We have been insulted and hoodwinked every time, we have
been providing evidence against the all the possible involvement of
pak in Mumbai case but all that seem to have fallen on the deaf ear
of pak govt. We must not be taken for granted, we are resilient by
choice not by force. We have been tested for too long to take action,
now its the time to take pak to task, a bitter one,which must range
from the immediate hold on any trade to any bilateral talks or any
exchange of art, culture and sports.

from:  neeraj bhatt
Posted on: Aug 11, 2013 at 23:20 IST
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