Obama should clarify the US policy towards Pakistan: Joshi
Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi today said that US President Barack Obama should clarify his country's policy towards Pakistan if he was committed to fight the menace of terrorism.lucknow Updated: Nov 01, 2010 14:48 IST
Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi on Monday said that US President Barack Obama should clarify his country's policy towards Pakistan if he was committed to fight the menace of terrorism.
"Obama administration's policy is not clear on terrorism. While on one hand, the US talks about fighting terrorism, on the other it extends financial assistance to Pakistan which is harbouring mercenaries," Joshi told reporters here in reply to a question.
"It is important that Obama should disclose his country's policy towards Pakistan," he said.
The BJP leader said that India should not take be happy on the fact that Obama will not be visiting Pakistan, because it had already extended assistance to the neighbouring country to a tune of several crore dollars.
He also asked the Prime Minister to disclose the details of his talks with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao during his recent visit to Bejing and take the Parliament and the people of the country into confidence.
"China had always deceived India, therefore, the Prime Minister should not get influenced by the words of its premier," he alleged.
He said that after capturing Tibet, China has its eyes on Arunachal Pradesh and was trying to corner India from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka sides.
"The Prime Minister should disclose to the people of the country whatever talks he had with the Chinese premier related to security and other issues.
Joshi said that China was not only helping Pakistan in the field of nuclear energy, but also providing assistance in building nuke armours.
He said that with fast changing equations among countries, India should rethink on its foreign policy.
"Instead of banking on one or two countries, India should strengthen its economic and strategic relationship with Japan, Russia and members of erstwhile USSR and eastern Asian countries," he said.
First Published: Nov 01, 2010 14:46 IST