Recall Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad: Modi

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Jaipur, Nov 30 (UNI) Advocating a strict approach towards Pak-sponsored terrorism, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today demanded a recall of the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad and cancellation of the Samjhauta Express betweem Delhi and Lahore.

Addressing a series of election rallies in the state, Mr Modi said as the Pakistani link to the terrorist strikes in Mumbai had been established, the Indian government should take strict measures to put an end to the Pak-sponsored terrorism.

In this regard, he said, the government should recall the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad and immedately cancel the Delhi-Lahore Samjhuata Express.

He said the UPA government's soft approach on terrorism had failed to work and it is now needed to take harsh approach on the issue.

Mr Modi also called for raising the issue of the Pak-sponsored terrorism on the international fora.

He said the resignation of Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil would not suffice. The government would have to take strict policy decisions to stamp out terrorism in the country.

The UPA government, he said, had been making assurances of dealing with terrorism with stern hand in the past but had not taken any concrete step so far.

Addressing the election rallies in Bharatpur, Kota, Tonk and Baran, Mr Modi also criticised the UPA government for rising prices and called upon the people of Rajasthan to vote for BJP in order to carry on the ''development'' brought out by the Vasundhara Raje government in the state.


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