Talks with Pakistan should be left to wisdom of PM: Congress

The Congress on Thursday said that the talks with Pakistan should be left to the wisdom of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2013, 21:26 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said that the talks with Pakistan should be left to the wisdom of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The PM is due to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Sunday for talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in US.

Party spokesperson Raj Babbar and Singh also reminded BJP of the Lahore bus journey initiative by NDA`s Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpyee and continuation of Indo-Pak talks after Kargil war during that regime.

"The party (BJP), which is saying so is only reflecting politics and haste behind it. Even the terrorists do not want that talks are held. If some more people are saying, they should think....Should we accept what the terrorists want. We will not allow this to happen," Babbar told reporters.

He also said that "we should have faith in the wisdom of the Prime Minister. We should not be saying anything on it. Whatever is appropriate will be done.

"We should have faith in the wisdom of the Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister...You should have patience. Let the PM come back. Let the PM say something. We will understand what are his views", he added.

Meanwhile, terming the twin terror strikes in Jammu region as a provocative and barbaric action by enemies of peace, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that India will defeat such forces who receive encouragement from across the border and it will not allow them to derail the dialogue process.

In a twin terror attack, three heavily-armed militants dressed in army fatigues today stormed a police station and an army camp in Jammu.

The BJP accused the government of pursuing a "spineless" diplomacy and demanded that Manmohan Singh should call off his meeting with Nawaz Sharif in New York.

Condemning the attacks, party president Rajnath Singh said these have been carried out by anti-India forces operating from Pakistan.

With PTI inputs