BJP slams government for ‘diluting’ stance against Pakistan

January 5th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) By warning Pakistan that it would have to pay “enormously” if another 26/11 takes place, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was actually “condoning the present act”, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said here Monday. The BJP said that Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s statement that the “price they (Pakistan) will pay if this is repeated, I think, will be enormous” was a testimony to the bailout plan.

“Right from 26/11, the union government has launched an offensive in coercive diplomacy. The BJP supported the move in the national interest. But Pakistan is in continuous denial mode till today. It seems that the government of India is now warning Pakistan for the future, in a way condoning the present act,” party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said at a press conference here.

The government must come clean on the actions it has envisaged in the face of Pakistan’s denial, he said.

The main opposition party also urged the government to immediately reduce the prices of the petrol and diesel by Rs.10 per litre.

“Delaying the announcement of reduction in oil prices may suit the political timeline for the UPA, but the masses are suffering as they have to pay the highest prices in the world for petrol and diesel,” Javadekar said.

The DDA housing allotment scam, he said, had once again proved that the government was “engaged in wholesale corruption”.

Union Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken had said that the allotments of DDA flats, part of the affordable housing scheme, would be frozen if complaints about fraud were proven.

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