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  1. Congress lobbied for NSG in 2008, BJP should have adopted a clear strategy for the same: P.L. Punia

Congress lobbied for NSG in 2008, BJP should have adopted a clear strategy for the same: P.L. Punia

P.L Punia said that UPA govt had put in their stakes to work for the NSG membership. It was the effort of the former in 2008 that the 123 Agreement was signed with US.

By: | Updated: June 28, 2016 11:48 AM
punia-pti-L “BJP has failed to get India the membership of NSG, they should realize that mere hue and cry won’t solve the problem. A clear strategy has to be in place for the framework to function,” says P.L. Punia. (PTI)

Soon after PM Narendra Modi’s interview with Arnab Goswami, reactions from the political arena have started to flow in. While CM Arvind Kejriwal and Kapil Sibal took potshots at the interview, P.L. Punia, Congress defended UPA’s tance on the NSG deal.

Punia went on to say that UPA govt had put in their stakes to work for the NSG membership. It was the effort of the former in 2008 that the 123 Agreement was signed with US. And now that BJP has failed to get India the membership of NSG, they should realize that mere hue and cry won’t solve the problem. A clear strategy has to be in place for the framework to function.

Also read | JD (U) dubs NSG blockade as Modi Govt’s ‘biggest foreign policy failure’

In the similar vein, Sharad Yadav, JDU, remarked that instead of Modi travelling to different parts of the world, he should have mainted closer ties with the neighbouring countries, that is China.

Inhone Karthikeyan ka rassta pakda, jabki lena Ganesh ka rasta chahiye tha, said Yadav.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an exclusive interview with Times Now, spoke on a wide range of topics – from Raghuram Rajan, black money, inflation, NSG membership, Agusta Westland deal to his government’s achievements, foreign policy, terror attacks and GST Bill.

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