Raja Pervez Ashraf in Jaipur: Outraged BJP slams Salman Khurshid for lunch with Pakistan PM
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Taking potshots at External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for hosting a lunch for the visiting Pakistan PM Raja Pervez Ashraf in Jaipur, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said "this move is against the feelings of the people of the country who are deeply hurt over the January 2013 beheading of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir".
I think the issue of our External Affairs Minister going to Jaipur to meet the visiting Prime Minister of Pakistan, who is on a personal visit to India, is against the feeling of the people of India," Sinha told media here.
The recent incident on the LoC when two of our soldiers were killed and their heads were taken away has hurt the feelings of the people of this country and this visit is taking place soon after. And therefore, the people of the country do not want that we should go beyond the normal call of duty to entertain the Pakistani Prime Minister," he added.
Defence Expert Bharat Verma said the External Affairs Minister has contradicted Prime Minister Dr.man mohan Singh's statement that unless the structures of terrorism are dismantled in Pakistan then India will not talk to Pakistan, they cannot have normal relationship is contradicted by Salman Khurshid who''s trying to please his domestic constituency, is contradicted by his going to Jaipur, breaking the protocol when a junior officer could have received the Prime Minister of Pakistan on a private visit," said Verma.
He has contradicted Prime Minister''s policy that means the Prime Minister has control over his Foreign Minister," he added.
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal on his part said the boycott by the cleric of Ajmer Sharif is correct.
Our leader Mulayam Singh has always said that if Pakistan does not listen then India should attack at the militant spots to put an end to militancy," he told media in Lucknow.
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