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India has reversed position on terrorism, accuses BJP

Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over handling of foreign policy, BJP on Wednesday said India has completely reversed its position on terrorism emanating from Pakistan and warned that mention of Balochistan in the joint statement would "trouble" the country.

delhi Updated: Jul 29, 2009 18:03 IST

Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over handling of foreign policy, BJP on Wednesday said India has completely reversed its position on terrorism emanating from Pakistan and warned that mention of Balochistan in the joint statement would "trouble" the country.

Initiating a debate on the 'Issues arising out of Prime Minister's recent visits to foreign countries', BJP leader Yashwant Sinha also targeted the government over denial by the US to transfer enrichment and reprocessing technology, End User Agreement in defence field and climate change.

"The Prime Minister has broken all the pledges he made to both Houses of Parliament as also to the country," the former External Affairs Minister said. Taking a swipe at Singh, he said the Prime Minister had stated that he would walk more than half the way to make peace "but he has walked all the way to Pakistani camp".

The comment evoked angry protests by Congress members, with Adhir Choudhary raising point of order and demanding deletion of the "defamatory" reference. Sinha faulted the Prime Minister on the Indo-Pak Joint Statement issued in Sharm-el Sheikh after Singh's talks with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani and said it marked "complete turnaround" of India's position on terrorism.