BJP continues attack over Indo-Pak joint statement

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued its attack on the government by targeting the joint statement signed by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani late last month.

The Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, L K Advani, blamed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for agreeing to delink the issue of terrorism from a broader peace process halted by India after November26 attack on Mumbai.

"I believe that slowly this government has reached to a conclusion that irrespective of Pakistan authorities taking action against terror, we will go for friendship," said Advani.arlier, the BJP took on the government saying that they did not believe that the UPA felt that foreign policy was an extension of national interest.

Advani asked what was the need for the government of the day to agree to have Balochistan mentioned for the first time in a joint statement by India and Pakistan?

Endorsing former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha's warning that India would find it very difficult to live down this particular aspect of the joint statement for years to come, Advani said it was not enough to say that New Delhi's hands were clean on the issue.(ANI)

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