I feel very happy that in both the important debates that took place in the Lok Sabha last week â€“ Nuclear Liability Bill, and situation in J & K State â€“ our BJP participants made an excellent contribution.
Jaswant Singh spoke on the Nuclear issue, and politely but firmly took the Government to task for trying to hustle the passage of the Bill. In so far as nuclear energy installations are concerned, the world today is a buyersâ€™ market. If India were to approach this matter leisurely and cautiously, it would be in national interest. But obviously our Governmentâ€™s agreement with Washington two years back was sort of an IOU that we signed, Jaswant Singhji emphasised. It is a hundi we signed on 10 September, 2008 which imposes an obligation on us. This only detracts from the importance of what we are doing !
Dr. M.M. Joshi speaking on J & K situation was equally effective. He said that when some members repeatedly talk about opening a dialogue with those who are indulging in violence in order to sort out their â€˜genuine grievancesâ€™, one cannot understand what â€˜genuineâ€™ grievances they are thinking of. Is the demand for Azadi a genuine grievance ? Dr. Joshi said that in that state those who talk about autonomy speak in the same breath about azadi as if the two words are synonymous !
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