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Sena not for talks with Pak till terrorism exists: Geete

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Bhopal: In the backdrop of Pathankot air base terror attack, Shiv Sena leader and Union Minister Anant Geete today said his party has always maintained that as long as cross border terrorism exists, the government should not hold any dialogue with Pakistan.

‘Sarkar jo bhi nirnaya karegi, Shiv Sena saath rahegi’ (Whatever decision the government takes, Shiv Sena will be with it),” the Union Heavy Industries Minister said replying to a query.

“We (Shiv Sena) have maintained that as long as cross border terrorism does not end, the government should not hold any dialogue with Pakistan. I strongly condemn this attack,” Geete said after visiting Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited’s (BHEL) Bhopal unit, but clarified that it is the stand of Shiv Sena.

However, he said, “We (NDA Government) are determined that such incidents should not recur in future as it is concerned with country’s security, which is paramount for this government.”

Answering a query, he said that if Bala Sahab Thackeray was alive he would have given a befitting reply in his own language in such a situation.

But a government has to function like a government.

Whatever decision it has to take, the Prime Minister will take it in the national interest, he said.

“My party and I believe that there should be no compromise on country’s security,” he said.

Referring to economic crisis in China, he said that the communist nation has tried to capture the world market and this was bound to happen.

It will have its impact on India also for sometime, but in the longer run it will be good for the country, he added.

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