Sonia backs Manmohan Singh on Indo-Pak joint statement

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New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi backed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on the issue of the Indo-Pak joint statement.

Addressing the meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) here on Thursday, Sonia said, "The party fully supports and welcomes the Prime Minister's reply on the Indo-Pak joint statement."

"Talks with Pakistan can resume once it actually takes action on terror and not allow its soil to be used for anti-India activities," she added.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi support came a day after Dr. Singh addressed Parliament on the Indo-Pak joint statement issued in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, earlier this month.

Supporting the Prime Minister's statement, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said: "The party had made its stand very clear on PM's reply. I don't think that after the Party President has spoken, there is any need for anyone to add or subtract from it."

Several parliamentarians complimented Dr. Singh for his convincing speech in the Parliament on the Indo-Pak joint statement, at the dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi for the party MPs on Wednesday.

Party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi also praised Dr. Singh by describing his speech as convincing.

The speech was very good and the Prime Minister is always convincing, Rahul remarked in his speech. (ANI)

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