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Take stand on N-deal: BJP

The BJP today asked the Congress to take a clear stand on the issue instead of blaming others.
None | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2008 01:59 AM IST

The BJP national executive charged the ruling IPA alliance causing unprecedented damage to the country’s interests and national security challenges, and told the Congress to take a clear stand on the Indo-US deal, instead of blaming others or relying on statements of former officials.

"Why do they blame either their partners or the Opposition? It is for them (Congress) to arrive at a solution," senior leader Jaswant Singh said while briefing the media on the resolution. The document said, "The Congress can, on its own, resolve this issue simply by taking a stand, for or against. Why does it not do so? Set your own house in order. The deal in the present form is unacceptable to the party and must be renegotiated."

The resolution also accused the Prime Minister of "maladroit" handling of Indo-US ties, reducing them to a single issue.

Asked if the BJP-led NDA will continue talks with Pakistan if it comes to power, Singh said, "Of course, there is no alternative to peace with Pakistan."

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