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Keep off India, Pak. told

Indore Dec. 25. The BJP general secretary, Rajnath Singh, warned Pakistan to stop interfering in the internal affairs of the country saying India had the capability to ``destroy Pakistan for ever''.

Addressing the BJYM "Sankalp Adhiveshan" here today, he said that the diplomatic stand taken by the Prime Minister, A. B. Vajpayee, had succeeded in isolating Pakistan on terrorism front.

Mr. Singh criticised the Opposition parties for their failure to criticise the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, for his statement in the U.N. alleging rise of Hindu terrorism in Gujarat.

Lauding Mr. Vajpayee for Pokhran tests, he said the Ministers of the country were getting due respect from their counterparts in other countries following the nuclear explosions.

Criticising the earlier Congress Governments, he said they had constructed just 564 kms of national highways during their 40-year rule while the NDA Government had laid nearly 7,000 kms of roads including the golden quadrilateral in just four years.

PTI