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Govt "failed" to convince world of Pak's aiding terror: BJP

india Updated: Jan 08, 2011 21:05 IST
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BJP on Saturday said the "failure" of the UPA government to convince the international community about Pakistan's aiding and abetting terrorism and still claiming to be a victim of it simultaneously has "proved disastrous".

"We in BJP hope that the government will take all necessary steps to build upon the recent visit of US President Barack Obama to India's advantage, especially in respect to India's war on terror", BJP President Nitin Gadkari said in his address to the national executive of the party, making a strong pitch for "progressive strengthening" of New Delhi's ties with Washington.

He said BJP remained "ardently committed to the progressive strengthening of this relationship, assuming much pride in having substantially contributed to the flowering of this strategic engagement during its time in office".

"The Indo-US track has arguably been the most significant relationship for India since the end of the Cold War and more so during the opending decade of the 21st century", he noted.

The BJP chief regretted that its policy of no talks with Pakistan till tangible action on the ground had been given up by the Congress-led coalition.

As regard China, he hoped the government takes "a discerning view of enlightened self-interest" in its interactions with Beijing, "blending assertive action with cooperative engagement in mutually beneficial areas".

On Sri Lanka, he noted that the island republic was on a path of construction and rehabilitation post the defeat of LTTE.

"The Tamil people are still awaiting complete resettlement and integration the villages....Citizens in general will have to be drawn into the mainstream with their self-respect and dignity", the party said.