A day after it was reported that Pakistani National Security Advisor, Sartaj Aziz, will visit Indian on August to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he had now ‘delinked terror and talks.’
The party’s spokesperson, Manish Tiwari, said, ” For ten years you kept saying that terror and talks cannot go hand in hand, are you now delinking terror and talks now, Mr Prime Minister? ”
Prime Minister Modi, while in opposition, had attacked Congress-led UPA government for advocating talks with Pakistan despite continuing violations at the LoC.
In one of his intrviews given to a TV channel, PM Modi had said, ” Bandooq ki awaz mein baat sunaayi deti hai kya (Can you hear anything amidst the sound of bullets)?”
Indian armed forces have had to deal with a considerably high number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops over the last one year.
The NDA government had decided to put any bilateral talks with Pakistan on hold until PM Mod met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa in Russia last month paving way for NSA level talks between the two countries.
Tiwari also attacked the central government for the weakening rupee against the dollar.
He said, ” Rupee has lost its value and government the grace. Rupee has depreciated 136 Paisa in Seven sessions At 65.10 seems to be competing with PM’s age. The finance minister has succeeded in shrinking the size of Indian economy.”