BJP for good ties with US, but India first

September 6th, 2008 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it was for good relations with the US but not at the cost of India’s own interests.”The party stands for good relations with the US. However, India’s interest is paramount,” senior leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

He was speaking to reporters before the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) gave a waiver to India, putting the India-US nuclear deal on the fast-track.

Prasad raised concerns over Democratic US presidential candidate Barack Obama’s statement that Pakistan was using American aid for waging war against India.

“We want to know if the government has ever tried to find out anything like this themselves,” he said, asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government whether they have given an ultimatum to the Pakistan government and taken serious diplomatic efforts in this regard.

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