Happy that Defence Minister has accepted mistake: BJP

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New Delhi, Aug 8: With A K Antony speaking of involvement of Pakistani troops in the LoC attack, BJP today came out in support of the government on the response over the killing of Indian soldiers, saying it was happy that the Defence Minister has accepted his mistake and rectified it.

"We are happy that the Defence Minister has accepted his mistake and tried to rectify it...He has said the Pakistan Army was involved and that our restraint should not be taken for granted," Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said soon after Antony's fresh statement in the House.

BJP happy that Antony accepted mistake

Taking on Congress, Swaraj suggested that those who had alleged BJP was playing politics over the killing of five Indian soldiers were wrong and they should know that the party was trying to get corrected the Defence Minister's statement made on August 6.

Swaraj said the Opposition was not playing politics but wanted to express the commitment of the nation on the issue and send a message to Pakistan that it cannot commit such acts again.

"The Opposition supports your statement and we have been successful in saying in one voice that Pakistan cannot resort to such acts," she said, telling the government that it should ensure that such a mistake is not repeated.

While Swaraj signalled that the issue was over for BJP, NDA ally Shiv Sena expressed dissatisfaction with Antony's statement. Sena leader Anant Geete said India cannot hold talks with Pakistan in such a situation.

PTI

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