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Cong capitalising on Pak PM's remarks on LS polls: Goyal

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Goyal Wednesday accused the of capitalising on Imran Khan's remarks that there may be a better chance of Indo-Pak peace talks if was voted back to power.

The said the grand old party seemed to have joined hands with Khan.

has said he believes there may be a better chance of peace talks with and settle the issue if Narendra Modi's party wins the general elections. He said other parties would be afraid of right-wing backlash in case of settlement on the issue.

Reacting to Khan's statement, the and other opposition parties Wednesday said a vote for Modi is a vote for The also said that Khan's remarks reflect that neighbouring country has "officially allied" with Modi.

Talking to reporters here, Goyal said, "The way the Congress immediately responded over Khan's comment, it seems they have joined hands with him. In fact, fears "

"The same Congress, when it was in power during the 26/11 terror attack, had gone soft on Pakistan. It was a weak government...And Rahul Gandhi's guru has also expressed doubts over the surgical strike and the air strike," he said.

"The way the Congress is capitalising on Khan's statements, it seems they have joined hands," Goyal added.

On the issue of Ram temple, the said, "The Congress had earlier halted the process of finding a solution to the Ayodhya issue. It should now make its stand clear - whether the party wants to build or not. Every and party worker of the BJP wants to be constructed."

"Congress leaders visit the temple only during the elections, but people are not going to fall for such gimmicks," he added.

Commenting on the Supreme Court's decision on the Rafale jet case, he said, "The government has raised an issue on a simple principle that whether stolen documents should be considered as proofs. With the court's decision, we can better represent our side in the upcoming hearings."

In a setback to the Centre, the Wednesday allowed the plea relying on leaked documents for seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government's preliminary objections claiming "privilege" over them.

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 23:40 IST