Cricket and diplomacy should be kept separate: BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 15:32

Chennai: BJP on Thursday said cricket and diplomacy
between India and Pakistan should be kept separate and the
game allowed to remain a game.

"Let the game be game. Dialogue diplomacy should be
separated from cricket," senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj
told reporters at the BJP state headquarters.

Responding to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s invitation
to his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani to watch
yesterday`s semi-final encounter between the two countries at
Mohali which India won, she initially described it as "thing
of the past."

However,pressed for her party`s reaction, the opposition
leader in the Lok Sabha said games and diplomacy should be
kept separate.

The BJP leader is here for campaigning for the April 13
assembly elections.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 15:32

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