The Congress Monday hit out at the Modi government for its handling of the Pathankot operation, attacking its “consistently inconsistent” Pakistan policy and adding that “talks and terror cannot go side by side”.
The party claimed that conflicting statements emerging from the government about the operation showed a “breakdown of institutional mechanism”.
Leading the charge, Congress president Sonia Gandhi termed the internal security situation as “serious” in light of reports about more terror modules and hoped that Centre was “taking all necessary steps to neutralise terror threats besides ensuring adequate security of citizens and strategic assets.”
Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said there was a dire need to revisit the “wishy-washy” and “consistently inconsistent” Pakistan policy being pursued by the government. Referring to the conflicting statements made by ministers, Ajay Maken said: “Seemingly, there is a lack of ‘command and control structure’ within the government to deal with, take control of and direct elimination of the terror attacks like the one in Pathankot.” He questioned the government’s reluctance to “name Pakistan”.
Mayawati : Govt’s Pak policy ‘unstable, ineffective’
Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Monday slammed the government for having a “loose, unstable and ineffective” foreign policy for Pakistan, and said the situation at the borders have remained as “insecure” as they were during the previous regime.
“The foreign policy of the Modi government, especially concerning Pakistan, seems to be inconsistent and ineffective because of which the situation on the borders was as insecure as before,” party workers quoted Mayawati as saying. ENS