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'Seeking Pak help against terror is absurd'

He said that this was similar to US President George Bush seeking Osama's help in fighting terrorism.

india Updated: Sep 25, 2006 23:32 IST

Deriding the setting up of the joint Indo-Pak mechanism on anti-terror, opposition leader LK Advani on Monday said it was ridiculous for India to seek support of Pakistan to fight terrorism.

Speaking at a function of collective singing of Vande Mataram in Rajkot, Advani said he was "shocked" when he came to know that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced in Havana to form a joint mechanism to fight terrorism with Pakistan.

"This development is like US President George W Bush seeking help of Osama bin Laden to check terrorist activities of Al-Qaeda," Advani remarked.

He said, " future, we will hear that Manmohan Singh has sought assistance of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to catch those behind Mumbai and Malegaon serial blasts".

"Our country is not safe under this government," Advani remarked.

He said thatIndia has to fight Pakistan, which is involved in spreading terror in the country.

The BJP leader alleged that the Centre had compromised on the nation's security, but BJP would not allow it and launch a nationwide campaign if needed.

First Published: Sep 25, 2006 22:44 IST