November 2003 News

Pak getting unnerved: PM

19 November 2003
The Daily Excelsior
Daily Excelsior Correspondent

INDORE: Asserting that India will never give Kashmir to anyone, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today said Pakistan was 'unnerved' with the successful conduct of Assembly elections in the State despite threats from militants. 'Pakistan Boukhala Gaya Hai (Pakistan is unnerved)' after the successfull conduct of Assembly polls in the State despite threats from militants', he told an election rally here. India is fighting terrorism in Kashmir for over 10 years but has not yet allowed them to succeed in their design, Vajpayee said. The Prime Minister advised Pakistan to 'have friendly relations with India, so that it can also learn from India'. Vajpayee said during his recent foreign trip, a leader asked him whether Kashmir was closer to Bangladesh, and he told him that 'no it is close to Himalayas'. Then the leader said since there are large number of Muslims in that State it should be with Pakistan to which the Prime Minister asked whether the rest of the country where a number of people of the community live should also be aligned with that nation. Vajpayee said he told the leader that 'Kashmir is close to Himalayas and is a heaven. There is no question of giving it to anyone'. The Prime Minister said his Government was taking every step to strengthen the country’s unity and added that talks were being held with Nagas also. (PTI)


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