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Congress: Unprepared govt. played into hands of Pakistan

Attacking Pakistan, Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said it is clear and certain that it wants to run away from all issues relating to terrorism.

Attacking Pakistan, Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said it is clear and certain that it wants to run away from all issues relating to terrorism.  

The Congress on Sunday charged the NDA government with having played into the hands of Pakistan on the NSA-level talks issue.

“Unfortunately, the Government of India has played into its (Pakistan’s) hands by being imprecise, by being unprepared, by lacking focus, by being ad hoc, by not doing sufficient hard-nosed groundwork, good old-fashioned diplomacy and preparation.

“We are very sad that all the gains of the last 10-odd years on Indo-Pak settlement of at least some issues are given a setback by such aborted talks. No such opportunity should have been given to Pakistan to wriggle out of as serious an issue as terror,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said.

“I think the government needs to get its house in order. It needs to make sure that multiple agencies, which suddenly appear to have started making Indian foreign policy, either the multiplicity is eliminated or complete unity and coherence are introduced in all those multiple agencies to speak through one agency and in one voice,” he said.

Attacking Pakistan, he said it is clear and certain that it wants to run away from all issues relating to terrorism as it does not want any discussion on any issue or exchange of information, particularly on those serious matters on which it can be cornered.

“Certainly, Pakistan’s goal is very clear. We condemn it,” the Congress leader said.

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