Time for stern action against Pakistan: BJP chief

December 16th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyJammu, Dec 16 (IANS) Describing Pakistan’s repeated refusal to hand over terrorists wanted by India as a reflection of its traditional adamancy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Tuesday demanded stern action against Islamabad. “The time has come to take stern action against Pakistan for its complete disrespect of world opinion and call for action against terrorists on Pakistani soil,” Singh told media persons during an election rally.

Singh said there is “a limit to tolerance and patience”. “Pakistan has also shown indifference to the world leaders’ call to act against terrorists and the time has come to take Pakistan to task for it,” he said.

He was referring to the United States and Britain asking Pakistan to act against elements based on its territory in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks in which more than 170 people were killed.

On Monday, he addressed rallies in Doda district where he asked voters to reject the “communal and Kashmir-centric political groups like National Conference, Congress and People’s Democratic Party (PDP).”

The BJP president claimed that his party was getting “good response from the people”.

The sixth phase of the assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held Dec 17 and the last on Dec 24.

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