Musharraf is wrong to blame Vivek Katju: Swaraj
New Delhi: Joining issue with Pervez Musharraf who has blamed a top External Ministry official for failure of the Indo-Pak talks in Agra, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said the former Pakistan President was responsible for the collapse of the summit.
In a twitter message, she said the Agra summit collapsed as Indian political leadership did not accept Musharraf's effort to bring Kashmir as 'core issue' and no mention of 'cross-border terrorism' in the agreed statement.
"Musharraf is wrong to blame Vivek Katju (who is now Secretary,West) for failure of Agra talks. Katju was then Joint Secretary in MEA," said the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.
"The truth is that Musharraf wanted Kashmir as 'core issue' and no mention of 'cross-border terrorism' in the agreed statement. This was not acceptable to the political leadership then. This is not acceptable even today," Swaraj said.
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