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UPA govt rolled out red carpet for Pak PM: Rajnath

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 00:43

Kolkata: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday alleged that the UPA government extended a red carpet welcome to Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf during his personal visit to Ajmer Sharif when it should have scaled down relations with Islamabd after the killing of two Indian soldiers.

"Our soldiers were killed by Pakistani forces. Pakistan has not taken any action against terror outfits based in that country," Singh said at a programme here.

"And, instead of registering strong protest, what is our government doing? Our UPA government is rolling out red carpet for the Pakistani Prime Minister. Our external affairs minister is hosting lunch for him and he is being served biriyani," Singh said.

"This kind of soft stance on Pakistan is nothing but killing our martyred soldiers for a second time," he said.

"We should pressurise the Pakistani government to stop anti-India terrorist activities on its soil. But our government is more bothered about Confidence Building Measures," he said.

"These should be stopped till Pakistan takes strong measures against terrorist organisations," Singh said.

"We had demanded that diplomatic relations with Pakistan be scaled down for the time being when two Indian soldiers were brutally killed. There is no need of relations when our soldiers are brutally murdered in violation of all international norms and ceasefire," the BJP president added.


First Published: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 18:38

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