BJP raps govt on decision to withdraw LPG subsidies to Bhutan

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 21:04

New Delhi: BJP on Thursday termed as the "worst case" of foreign policy the government`s decision to withdraw subsidies on LPG and kerosene and stopping funding of hydropower projects to Bhutan and asked the UPA regime to do a rethink.
BJP spokesperson and MP Prakash Javadekar said Bhutan has always been very friendly with India and relations between the two nations go a long way.

"Bhutan had helped India in fighting terror by destroying the training camps there for terrorists," he said, adding, "this is the worst case of foreign policy" towards a friendly neighbour.

The main Opposition claimed that India has always had good relations with most of its neighbours, including Bhutan, but this is not the case anymore.

"This policy of having very good relations with our neighbours has now gone bust," Javadekar said.

The party claims that India`s relations with its neighbours- except Pakistan- were very cordial during the erstwhile BJP-led NDA regime.

India has taken the decision to withdraw the subsidies on the cooking gas and kerosene it supplies to Bhutan. This is reportedly not the only move as the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is of the view that cooperation in critical areas like hydropower generation should also be stopped.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 21:04

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