Obama silence on Pakistan disappoints BJP (Lead)

November 6th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said US President Barack Obama missed a chance to connect with the Indian people by not denouncing Pakistan for exporting terror to India.

“Obama’s first speech at the (Taj hotel), which saw the biggest terror attack on India, was disappointing. We were expecting a hard-hitting statement from the US president on 26/11,” BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, referring to the 2008 terror attack.

Obama avoided any mention of Pakistan, which has India blamed for an attack that left 166 people dead.

“It was a complete disappointment because the US and the world have proof that the attack was planned on Pakistani soil by its intelligence agencies,” Rudy said.

By remaining silent on Pakistan, Obama missed an opportunity to strike a chord with Indians, Rudy said.

“The prime minister will have to answer a lot to the people of India as it seems New Delhi is providing political bailout to Obama after a poor show by the Democrats in the elections,” the BJP leader added.

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