The BJP’s take on the Pakistan elections
New Delhi, July 26: India is watching the developments in Pakistan as Imran Khan is set to become the country's next Prime Minister. The elections are crucial especially in the wake of tensions along the Indo-Pak border and in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan must come out of the cold war mentality. We hope the new regime reciprocates, India's approach of sovereign equality, natural friendship and does not go by pre-conditions, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said.
"India looks at every election in Pakistan with a lot of hope", and the new Pakistani government should "reciprocate this approach of our government". He wished the new elected Pakistani government to be a strong one, which is not subservient to "multiple power centres". Recalling former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Pakistan visit in 2015, Madhav said, "She spent half an hour with PM Nawaz Sharif and three hours with then Army chief of Pakistan".
"India as a democratic country would like to engage with the elected leadership in Pakistan, " Madhav also added.