Terror and talks cannot go together: BJP tells Farooq
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 04-Dec-2017
Jammu, December 4: Reacting to the statement of the National Conference leader Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday that talks with Pakistan are must for peace BJP State spokesperson Brig Anil Gupta said that the leader must understand that terror and talks cannot go together.
Dr Abdullah has time and again advocated talks with Pakistan as mandatory for return of peace in Valley knowing well that it is not India but Pakistan that is avoiding talks.” “Modi Government has made it very clear that Pakistan must cease its support to cross-border terror and dismantle/destroy the terrorist infrastructure on its soil to create a conducive environment for commencement of bilateral talks to resolve all outstanding issues,” Brig Gupta in a statement issued here said. He said, however, Pakistan’s insistence of Kashmir being its jugular vein, unfinished agenda of partition and its Army’s urge to obtain parity with India is preventing the former from sitting on a negotiation table with India. “Pakistan has to realise that both of its ambitions are impossible to acquire since India’s economy is 10 times larger than Pakistan’s as well as it is the fastest growing economy in the world and Indian Armed Forces are fourth most powerful in the world,” said Brig Gupta.