Nothing wrong in PM’s Pak stopover: Nitish Kumar

"This will help solve issues of dispute between India and Pakistan. Such initiative is good," Nitish said.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: January 9, 2016 4:34 am
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday that there was nothing wrong in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden stopover in Pakistan. He said the idea was to improve bilateral relations and talks with the democratically-elected government in Pakistan would strengthen democracy and discourage “other forces” in the neighbouring country.

Stating that those who did not want peace were trying to derail the process, Nitish said then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had covered a long distance in normalising relationships with Pakistan and it was time people in India thought about moving forward with the neighour.

Nitish’s remarks assume political significance as the Opposition has slammed the Modi government’s Pakistan policy, especially in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack.

The Bihar CM, speaking on the sidelines of a function in Patna, said: “My opinion is that there was nothing wrong with Modi’s Pakistan visit. It was a nice gesture to go and wish his Pakistan counterpart on his birthday and attend a marriage function.”

Saying peace should be given another chance, he said: “This is the second term of a democratically-elected government in Pakistan…. Pakistan may not be a strong democracy like India, but any bid that can strengthen democracy there should be welcomed. The country has many other forces at work. Our talks would discourage such forces and strengthen ties.”

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Jan 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm
    Trivial News are now a days pushed as Headline news. What has happened to our news reporting ?
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      Karunakaran
      Jan 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm
      The crouching, dokhla-eating Gujjubhai whose chin touches his chest, and his equally uneducated cabinet colleagues are letting down India very badly. They have no education. They have no abilities to prevent the free-fall of India's economy. In the past India was fortunate to have such genius economists as Mr Manmohan Singh. But the 31% of the voters who brought the dokhla-bhai to power have created a huge problem for India. India must prepare itself for the next Lok Sabha elections. Send the selfie-chaser Gujjubhai back to selling chai and dokhla at the railway stations. India must get ready to welcome Mr Nitish Kumar as the next PM. Mr Nitish Kumar has cl and substance. The crouching, dokhla-eating Gujjubhai whose chin touches his chest, is only good to run after the goras for selfies, and provide photoshopped black to pink images of himself to the media. Is is purely disgusting. Even the political leaders of Nepal and Maldives are too dignified to run after the goras for selfies.
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        din
        Jan 8, 2016 at 10:59 pm
        DIdn't you get hot gondal chilli chatny ! burning? hurts ? take a mint and cooldown bro Manmohan Singh did when Sonuya and Rahulya gaged him
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          din
          Jan 8, 2016 at 10:59 pm
          Great of Nitish BUT has to be Catch or stab
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            kjingar
            Jan 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm
            Nitish has statesman like behavior and opined truthfully.
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              madan gupta
              Jan 9, 2016 at 1:50 am
              इस पर विश्वास मत करो, इस में सोनिया और लालू की कोई चाल हो सकती है. यह भी pm बन्ना चाहता था अडवानी की तरह.
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                Namasivayam.N
                Jan 8, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                How can one compare the killing of two of our citizens allegedly by our own people with that of the action of terrorists? No sane person will do that.
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                  Raul
                  Jan 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm
                  Nitish Kumar shows a welcome change from the petty politicking that is the norm in our political discourse. His stature is growing, and he deserves to be on the national stage sooner rather than later.
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