Slamming senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj for her 10 heads-for-one head remark, Singh told The Indian Express, “It is unfortunate that some politicians are talking irresponsibly. Sushma Swaraj who is shadow PM of her party talks about 10 heads for one head. It may be good to be a hawk but a shadow PM should not make such irresponsible statements.”
He said whether peace talks should continue or not should be left to be decided by the government that is competent to deal with the issue and also to the defence forces.
“Geo-political situation has to be taken into account before we take any step. The PM has rightly said that there cannot be business as usual. It is a strong statement. Peace process was called off several times and resumed. It was a serious incident and it is highly condemnable but at the same time we cannot wish away our geographical compulsion. The issue is: Do we have an enemy or a friendly neighbour? Let all these issues be above divisive politics. In matters of national security, we should put up a united front and refrain from giving statements which reflect divisive politics,” said Singh.
Over the next two days, the Congress’ sub-committee on India and the World, headed by Anand Sharma, will elicit delegates’ views on foreign policy before harmonising them in its resolution on the subject.
Sources said while the document will comprehensively outline India’s foreign policy objectives, there would be special focus on the neighbourhood including Indo-Pak bilateral relations in the backdrop of Pakistan’s hostile action on the Line of Control, concerns about Afghanistan and Sino-Indian relations among others. The party document on India and the World is likely to underline how India has been constantly trying to engage Pakistan in the peace process and how “violent incidents” perpetrated by the neighbouring country could be “counter-productive”, said sources.
Digvijaya Singh Ji is a seasoned reputed politician. Only politicians of his caliber speak correct.BJp leadred are mostly opportunist.
I will not be surprised if he goes on to justify the Paki actions on the LoC..after all, according to him certain communities can do no wrong....
DS is far away from the general public mood.He is not aware since he is out of touch of the Indian middle class and poor public.Also by now he should understqand that Pakistan will and can never be a friendly neighbour because it is a own declared Muslim state and not a secular state.DS should study history of India, of Muslim States and Islam as a religion before preaching others.The public perception of Congress party being a communal party is so strong that it will take many decades for them now to be back in power after the next election.Hinduism is the most secular religion and the Hindus don't tolerate communal preachings and actions in their society.
Peoples like Donky Singh does not have any value or respect for the 1.2 billion common Indian. They are always behind minority vote bank and appeasement. The Congress is directing all welfare schemes to the Minorities Only. Even the SC/ST people are sidelined, because still they are following Hindu/Indian culture. They are thinking protection and security needed only for their Madom and Prince. They are misusing the whole Government machinery includig Military facilities for this purpose. Remember We Indian/The Majority still sleeping, but we have left with No Other Way Only To Awake Before The CONGRESS Monster Finish the Very INDIA.
It is common knowledge that politician like Digvijay singh does not know what he is speaking.Out of 100 comments he made on different situations, 98% were irrelevant, useless and senseless. His, this latest comment just shows the bankruptcy of his mind. I advise home to read the Indian history from independence to present day carefully.He can keep on harking on geopolitical situations, but is he aware of half of the Kashmir gobbled by the Pakistanis, Kashmir problem, terrorism problem in India, Mumbai and sansad attack, serial bomb blasts, Kargil infiltration and dying of hundreds of Indian soldiers, disturbances at north- east Indian and numerous other incidences where hundreds of Indians men, women and kids were killed. It is surprising, he is still looking for his vote bank by talking softly for Pakistan and forgetting the wrath of whole country toward timidness and lack of strong will power shown time and again by leaders who are sitting on the top echelon.
I am certainly disappointed in your bloggers who show such demagoguery and such foul language in their opposition to Mr. Singh. And also, I am surprised why Indian Express allows such garbage to be published in this esteemed newspaper.
Diggy boy, stop attempting to lick you know what of the Indian Muslim vote bank.
Friend and enemy are antonyms. Intent, attitude and affection decide if one is a friend or enemy. While chance should be given for anybody to mend his ways, the question of how many chances does pakistan deserve arises. Is it intelligent expect that somebody who is belligerent as usual will repent and reform? A change in attitude will determine if there will be a change in direction or not. There cannot be a change in direction if army remains the center of the relationship. The question is does Pakistan do this to China its friend?. How does it behave with Afganistan its weaker neighbor? How does pakistan react to ally being favourable to india and how how US deals by doling a few extras to keep Pakistan happy. In summary, there is no motivation for Pakistan in the near future to become India's friend. So it is better to contain the damage , draw clear rules for engagement and relation.
I think Digvijay Singh, Manish Tiwari and Mulayam Singh are in a tough competition aiming for Nishan-e-Imtiaz. They need to do one more thing for this, though - circumcision.
Dear Mr DV Singh: Peace should always be brokered on equal grounds if not forced! A peace process through ignoring self-pride is like a beggar's wealth! It has no respect and is extremely temporary. That is the reason many netizens want Indian govt. to take a a very tough line after their beloved army persons were murdered and beheaded. Paki army has no respectable character - it's like a tribe - and very religious. The many incidents of beheading proves that. We have to open our eyes and respect citizens' justified feelings. We also should not at opposition political party statements in a biased manner. There is no clear way to distinguish if the issue is being politicized when they are echoing the citizens' voice. At least, finally, the PM spoke in stern voice. That's a ve development. Politicians like you should not frequently cross the line by issuing unnecessary statement which are against the people's voice. Doesn't the ruling party have any intellectual team to give guidance?
I am really amazed how diggi is surviving in politics. I don't think anybody takes him seriously. I have never heard any serious comment from this person.
We have been harping for peace but they keep back stabbing. How can you have such friends? Mr. Digvijay seems to talk what he only understands.... It is better to have a known enemy rather than an unfaithful friend ! Pakistan understands the language of cutting heads... so we too should answer them in the same language. I wonder if some one says something in Greek to a person who knows only Hindi... what would he understand and what would he reply......
LOOK WHO IS COMMENTING,SON OF BIN LADEN.HE IS BARKING BCUZ HE DON'T WANT TO LOOSE THE BONES THAT MUSLIM VOTERS IN INDIA MAY STOP THROWING AT IT DURING COMING GENERAL ELECTION. EVERY TIME THIS SON OF BIN LADEN BARKS FOR THE FEAR FACTOR OF LOOSING THE BONES THAT THE MUSLIMS MAY TOSS AT HIM. HE CRIED IN PUBLIC LOUDLY WHEN HIS FATHER BIN LADEN WAS SHOT DEAD LIKE A DOG,IN HIS BED!! TILL DATE HE ROAMING EVERY MUSLIM GHETTO FOR THE BONES. DON'T BELIEVE THIS DOG.HE WONT HESITATE TO WIPE OUT HIS OWN FAMILY WRONGFULLY FOR THE GRACE OF BONES.
The Congress has not learnt its lessons. We are weary of hearing his voice and his thoughts. Can the media stop covering his utterances.
Mr. Digvijay Singh does not have the occasion to answer questions; he only engages in monologues. However one hopes he will address the following questions: what has his government been doing all these years and what has been the result? If a gruesome act like beheading of an Indian jawan takes place how would he term it: a friendly act, just an incident or a deliberate act of war to provoke and to incite and would he concede that the act is the result of or in spite of all that his government has been doing? He may also try to answer who could have committed this ghastly act if not the Pakistani soldier, or does he believe that border areas are left open by the Pakistani army for non state actors (who only he and his comrades believe, exist)to visit at will to commit any act of their choice?
Digvijay singh is Hindu or ABC