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Mulayam asks PM to "dump" Indo-Pak joint statement

delhi Updated: Jul 29, 2009 21:10 IST

Outside supporter Samajwadi Party on Wednesday said the UPA government had "poor will-power" to deal with terror and suggested that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should "dump" the Indo-Pak joint statement.

"There is poor will-power to fight terror which has made Pakistan daring in its designs against India," SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said participating in a debate in the Lok Sabha on issue related to recent foreign visits of the Prime Minister.

Accusing the government of "turn around" on its policy towards Pakistan, Yadav suggested that the Prime Minister should "dump the joint declaration as the country is with you and we have a strong Army."

Reminding Singh of the government's stand that there would be no talks with Pakistan till perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks were held, Yadav wanted to know the basis of the change in stand as "now you have agreed for talks."

He lamented that while India wins wars against Pakistan, it loses when it comes to talks with Islamabad. Yadav also reminded the House that "Pakistan cannot forget its defeat in the 1971 conflict...And if it (Pakistan) becomes our friend, we will garland you (the Prime Minister)."