Hitting out at Pakistan for aiding and abetting terror, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Vice-Presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday warned Islamabad to remember the outcome of Indo-Pak war of 1971.
Speaking at the ‘Kargil Parakram Parade’ in New Delhi, Naidu said, “Our neighbour should understand that aiding and abetting terror will not help them, they should recall what happened in 1971 and should focus on their own country and maintain peace there.”
Speaking further, he said that terrorism is the enemy of humanity and has nothing to do with any religion. He asserted that “mixing terrorism with religion” has become the state policy of Pakistan.
“Terrorism has no religion. It has unfortunately become Pakistan’s state policy,” he said.
Naidu also said that India is a peace loving nation and does not want confrontation of any sorts with any body. “We also want to have good relationships with the neighbours but they should also reciprocate the same,” he added further.
Speaking on the matter of unrest in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the former union minister said that Pakistan should know that the Valley is an “integral part of India and not an inch” and not even “Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)” will be allowed to be taken by anybody.
BJP on Monday announced Naidu as NDA candidate for Vice Presidential poll against the nomination of Gopal Krishna Gandhi by the Opposition.
The decision was announced by party president Amit Shah after BJP’s parliamentary board meeting that was held earlier in the evening at party headquarters.
The election for next Vice President of India will take place on August 5 as the term of current Vice President Hamid Ansari ends on August 10.