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BJP opposes Indo-Pak talks in NAM summit

BJP on Monday opposed talks between the PM and Pakistan Prez in Havana during the NAM summit.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2006 21:26 IST

BJP on Monday opposed talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in Havana during the NAM Summit, saying the country had to send a strong message to Pakistan to dismantle terrorist camps on its territory.

"We should tell Pakistan that till this is done no meaningful purpose can be served by talks. It is ironical that while the secretary level talks between the two countries have been suspended, leaders of both countries want to meet", BJP vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters.

On the Jharkhand issue, he said he was "confident" that the Arjun Munda government would survive the trust vote, and the Congress "destabilisation attempt" would boomerang on it.

"We are confident we will be through. Mandate of the people is in favour of the BJP-led coalition and not in favour of Congress," he said. The Jharkhand BJP leadership was "still confident", despite "the machinations" of the Congress party, which had allegedly "written the script of destabilisation", he added.

On the September 8 seizure of rocket launchers and rockets in Andhra Pradesh, the BJP leader said that both the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Police should join hands to thoroughly investigate the matter and take action against those responsible.

"The incident shows how serious the Naxal problem is and how wide their network is."