PM terming Gilani `man of peace` wrong: Rajnath

During a meeting with Gilani in Maldives, Manmohan Singh had said he always regarded the Pakistani prime minister as a "man of peace".

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2011, 15:45 PM IST

Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for calling his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani "a man of peace", BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Friday
said such a statement is wrong from a moral, diplomatic and strategical point of view.

"Terming Gilani as a man of peace when he has done nothing for checking terror camps on Pakistani soil and Chinese activity in PoK is a result of the wrong policies
being pursued by Manmoham Singh and UPA government," he told reporters here.

"It is also not right from either moral, diplomatic or strategical point of view as he (Gilani) has made no serious efforts for establishing peace with India," the former BJP president said.

He said Gilani has also not taken any concrete action against those behind 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes and the accused are moving freely in Pakistan.

During a meeting with Gilani in Maldives capital Addu yesterday, Singh had said he always regarded the Pakistani prime minister as a "man of peace" and that both the countries have lost much time in the past in acrimonious debates.

"The time has come to write a new chapter in the history of two countries and the era of accusations and counter-accusations should be behind us," Singh had said.

PTI