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NDA to submit memorandum to Prez over Indo-Pak statement

Source: PTI
July 27, 2009 18:44 IST
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Stepping up its attack on United Progressive Alliance government on the controversial joint statement with Pakistan and some other issues, National Democratic Alliance MPs would march to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday to submit a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil seeking her attention on these matters.

"All NDA MPs will march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan from Raisina Hill to hand over a memorandum to the President," Bharatiya Janata Party deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, told media-persons in New Delhi on Monday. She said the NDA memorandum would seek President's attention on "contentious" issues like the Indo-Pak joint statement, the end use agreement with the United States, the G-8 resolution on enrichment technology and the agreement on climate change." She said the front wanted to hand over the memorandum to the President ahead of the discussion in Parliament on the Indo-Pak joint statement.

Asked whether Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav was in disagreement with the BJP on the issue, Swaraj said he was part of the meeting that decided to meet President. "There is no disagreement," she added. The BJP has accused the government of "complete somersault" of India's position on delinking terror and action against terror from continuing dialogue with Pakistan.

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