New Delhi, Jul 22: Bhataratiya Janata Party on Wednesday reprimanded the UPA government on Wednesday, Jul 21 not to proceed the talks with Pakistan till it stops aiding terrorism.
BJP spokesman Syed Shahnawaz Hussain who was advocating a press conference in New Delhi accused Pakistan for extending its support to the terror structure. The recent revelations of David Coleman Headley, the American citizen of Pakistani origin who had done the groundwork for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, made it clear, he said.
He recalled that the Agra and Lahore talks with Pakistan initiated during the NDA administration had broken down because India wanted to discuss terrorism as the main issue which Islamabad had wavered. “The UPA government should not talk to Pakistan till it stops terrorism," Mr. Hussain said.
“The Pakistani military, the ISI and terrorism are closely intertwined. The talks did not come up to expectations because of pressure from the ISI and the Pakistani military," he added.
He reiterated the the party will raise other important issues including price rise, the Commonwealth Games, Warren Anderson's escape, Naxal violence and the deteriorating situation in Delhi and Manipur in the monsoon session of Parliament.