Truce violation now a routine affair, says Azad

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Former Union Minister and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today expressed concern over regular breach of ceasefire along the international border and the Line of Control. He said, “Truce violation has crossed all limits after the formation of the BJP-led government at the Centre.”

“While campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised that after the formation of the BJP government there would be no ceasefire violation on the borders, but the situation is worsening with every passing day,” Azad told reporters on the sidelines of day-long Congress convention here.

Azad said when similar ceasefire violations took place during the UPA regime, the BJP minced no words in dubbing the previous government as helpless and weak.

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He, however, said the Congress was in favour of cordial relations with neighbouring countries.

Replying to another question, Azad said the Congress was not against Ved Parkash Vaidik as an individual, but they were opposing his meeting Hafiz Sayeed.

Azad pointed out that Vaidik had gone to Pakistan as part of delegation to participate in a conference. “All participants returned after the conference, but Vaidik stayed there for a couple of weeks and met a number of people, including Sayeed,” he said.