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UPA hired Pak's ICJ lawyer to represent India in 2004: BJP

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The Pakistani-origin lawyer who represented in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International of Justice (ICJ) had been hired by the in 2004 to argue an arbitration case, the said today.

Accusing the of being Pakistan's voice on a host of issues, spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao said the the party must explain why its hired Khawar Qureshi in the "very sensitive" Enron case.



The Congress-led had changed the legal team representing in the arbitration case against the US firm over the controversial Dabhol power project, he said.

This was a question linked to "patriotism", Rao told reporters.

"What was the compulsion that the hired Qureshi?... Over the last few years we have seen several incidents of the speaking in support of It was speaking in Pakistan's voice on the surgical strikes as well," Rao told reporters.

Citing the example of Harish Salve, who was the lead counsel for at the ICJ this week, he said it was surprising that the could not find an Indian lawyer to represent the country in such a sensitive case.

Rao named leaders Salman Khurshid and Mani Shankar Aiyar as instances of leaders allegedly speaking in support of

The ICJ this week stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested by on charges of espionage and subversive activities. While claims he was nabbed from Balochistan, maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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UPA hired Pak's ICJ lawyer to represent India in 2004: BJP

The Pakistani-origin lawyer who represented Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had been hired by the UPA government in 2004 to argue an arbitration case, the BJP said today. Accusing the Congress of being Pakistan's voice on a host of issues, BJP spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao said the the party must explain why its government hired Khawar Qureshi in the "very sensitive" Enron case. The Congress-led UPA government had changed the legal team representing India in the arbitration case against the US firm over the controversial Dabhol power project, he said. This was a question linked to "patriotism", Rao told reporters. "What was the compulsion that the UPA government hired Qureshi?... Over the last few years we have seen several incidents of the Congress speaking in support of Pakistan. It was speaking in Pakistan's voice on the surgical strikes as well," Rao told reporters. Citing the example of Harish Salve, who was the lead ... The Pakistani-origin lawyer who represented in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International of Justice (ICJ) had been hired by the in 2004 to argue an arbitration case, the said today.

Accusing the of being Pakistan's voice on a host of issues, spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao said the the party must explain why its hired Khawar Qureshi in the "very sensitive" Enron case.

The Congress-led had changed the legal team representing in the arbitration case against the US firm over the controversial Dabhol power project, he said.

This was a question linked to "patriotism", Rao told reporters.

"What was the compulsion that the hired Qureshi?... Over the last few years we have seen several incidents of the speaking in support of It was speaking in Pakistan's voice on the surgical strikes as well," Rao told reporters.

Citing the example of Harish Salve, who was the lead counsel for at the ICJ this week, he said it was surprising that the could not find an Indian lawyer to represent the country in such a sensitive case.

Rao named leaders Salman Khurshid and Mani Shankar Aiyar as instances of leaders allegedly speaking in support of

The ICJ this week stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested by on charges of espionage and subversive activities. While claims he was nabbed from Balochistan, maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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UPA hired Pak's ICJ lawyer to represent India in 2004: BJP

The Pakistani-origin lawyer who represented in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International of Justice (ICJ) had been hired by the in 2004 to argue an arbitration case, the said today.

Accusing the of being Pakistan's voice on a host of issues, spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao said the the party must explain why its hired Khawar Qureshi in the "very sensitive" Enron case.

The Congress-led had changed the legal team representing in the arbitration case against the US firm over the controversial Dabhol power project, he said.

This was a question linked to "patriotism", Rao told reporters.

"What was the compulsion that the hired Qureshi?... Over the last few years we have seen several incidents of the speaking in support of It was speaking in Pakistan's voice on the surgical strikes as well," Rao told reporters.

Citing the example of Harish Salve, who was the lead counsel for at the ICJ this week, he said it was surprising that the could not find an Indian lawyer to represent the country in such a sensitive case.

Rao named leaders Salman Khurshid and Mani Shankar Aiyar as instances of leaders allegedly speaking in support of

The ICJ this week stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested by on charges of espionage and subversive activities. While claims he was nabbed from Balochistan, maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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