The BJP on Saturday termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s admission that he would have resigned over nuclear deal as “hit-and-run” tactics and said it was not in line with his previous statement on the issue.
Referring to prime minister’s media interaction on Friday in which he said he would have resigned if the Indo-US nuclear deal hadn’t gone through, BJP leader Arun said Singh should explain his latest statement along with the one he had made at a summit on October 12, 2007 on nuclear deal.
He said in ‘Hindustan Times´ summit prime minister had said that ‘it would be a disappointment if the deal does not go through and that one has to live with some disappointments.´
He said, “if prime minister would have been prepared for a debate, his summit statement could have been brought to his notice. Singh is escaping from debate by adopting hit-and-run as a substitute.”
“The BJP would like to ask the prime minister to explain the country when he had made up his mind to resign if deal would not have been signed,” the saffron leader said.
Alleging that Singh adopted “hit-and-run tactics” which was not in line with his position as prime minister, Jaitley said he should explain his yesterday’s statement along with the one he had made at a summit on October 12, 2007 on nuclear deal.