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Congress divided over issues of tiol security: BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 16: The Bharatiya Jata Party on Tuesday said the opposition Congress was “divided” on the issues concerning tiol security. The BJP reaction came after Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday slammed Prime Minister rendra Modi for raking up the Balochistan issue in his Independence Day address to the tion from the Red Fort here. The Congress, however, distanced itself officially from Khurshid and backed the Prime Minister’s stand on countering Pakistan by raising the Balochistan issue.

“The divisions in the Congress and among its leaders were even visible over the Sharm el-Sheikh joint statement. They are divided over the issues concerning tiol security,” BJP tiol secretary Siddharth th Singh told the media here. The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistan counterpart Yousaf Raza Gilani met in July 2009 on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

The joint statement issued by the two tions mentioned Balochistan, which was criticised by the BJP which was then in opposition at the Centre. “Pakistan had lost the golden opportunity given by India to walk along on the path of peace,” Singh said. (IANS)

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