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BJP wants to know results of PM's US visit: Joshi

kolkata Updated: Apr 18, 2010 21:17 IST
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The BJP on Sunday sought to know from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if any "tangible result" had come out from his recent visit to the US in the light of America's apparent wish to see India out of Afghanistan.

"We want to know from the Prime Minister what transpired during his visit to the US and Brazil and whether any tangible result India has obtained in view of US President Barack Obama's policy on Pakistan and Afghanistan which indicates India has to get out of Afghanistan," senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said.

Holding a news conference at the Press Club in Kolkata, Joshi lambasted the Congress-led UPA government for its 'failure' in diplomacy involving Pakistan and Afghanistan.

"Development projects in Afghanistan are essential for both India and Afghanistan. The US is now talking about good Taliban and bad Taliban. Taliban is Taliban and we don't categorise Taliban this way," Joshi said.

The former Union minister accused the US of supplying latest versions of sophisticated arms and huge financial aid to Pakistan causing anxiety in Indian circles.

Past US financial aid to Pakistan had posed a threat to India, it has been seen, Joshi said.

"Now Pakistan is almost equal to India in armament stockpiles. It is a failure of India's diplomacy. The PM should explain the 'achievement' of his recent visit to the US."