BJP walks out of Lok Sabha over India-Pakistan statement
The opposition BJP on Friday walked out of the Lok Sabha, alleging that the UPA government had capitulated to Pakistan on the terrorism issue.india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 16:12 IST
India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha on Friday, alleging the government had capitulated to Pakistan on the terrorism issue, soon after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh read out a statement on his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani.
"You have delinked terrorism and the composite dialogue. Why have you taken seven months to decide on this?" queried BJP leader LK Advani before leading his party members out of the lower house of parliament.
Advani alleged that India had surrendered to Pakistan government's insistence that action against terror groups should not be linked to the resumption to the dialogue process.
Manmohan Singh gave a summary of his visit to France and then to Egypt for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and said that "meaningful dialogue" with Pakistan will depend on Islamabad fulfilling its promise of acting against the perpetrators of the 26/11 terror strikes.