Shiv Sena, on Monday, condemned the India-Pakistan National Security Advisor (NSA) level talk that happened in Bangkok, saying that, having talks with the ‘hostile’ neighbour was pointless as their main goal was to destroy India by sponsoring terrorism here.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, no amount of talks would solve the strained ties between the two nations. “Going to a third nation and discussing the problems between India and Pakistan shows the relationship between the nations. While their talks keep happening, Kashmir continues to get infiltrated and ceasefire violations are on the rise,” he told ANI.
Maintaining that he did not doubt Indian NSA Ajit Doval’s capabilities, he questioned the benefit of the dialogue with his Pakistan counterpart Nasir Janjua.
Raut said, Shiv Sena has always been against any ties with Pakistan. “Time and again we have had dialogues and India has always bent its knees to them. Pakistan-sponsored terrorism never ends here and terrorism can’t exist in India without Pakistan’s support,” Raut said.
Demanding to know why the talks took place, he said, the nation was waiting for an answer as well and added that the outcome of the NSA-level talks would vindicate the Shiv Sena’s stand.
“Pakistan has always been hell-bent on destroying India and they have been against us from the start. While we share sweet words with them, here our soldiers and people are dying,” Raut added.
On Sunday, India-Pakistan had NSA-level talks in Bangkok on a wide range of issues including terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir, and border issues. After the meeting, a joint statement, saying that, the discussions were held in a ‘candid, cordial and constructive atmosphere’ was released.
The opposition Congress, however, strongly opposed the meeting accusing the Centre of going back on its stand on Pakistan. The party said, they will raise the issue in the Parliament, today.
Congress Party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said, the Congress Party has always stood for peaceful resolution through mutual cooperation and mutual talks, but this (NDA) government did not take us into confidence about the talks in Bangkok.
“The talks with Pakistan have gone through a series of flip-flops and the current talks do not inspire much expectation. Further, it raises the question of whether these talks are being used as a diversion by the Modi government from pivotal issues such as the economic, political or agrarian crisis,” Surjewala said.