Is Congress with Pakistan or India?, questions BJP's Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday criticised the Congress-led UPA Government for its less than forthright response to the killing of five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Poonch by Pakistani troops, and said that the ruling party should say whether it is with India or Pakistan.

"Is the Congress with India or with Pakistan? They should come clear on it," Sinha told the Lok Sabha.

"Since January, there have been continuous attacks.. our Army, this Parliament, this country has the strength... we should respond back in the same way," he said.

Sinha also demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh make a statement in the House.

Five Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District late on Monday night.

Television reports said Pakistani troops entered India to carry out the attack.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah confirmed the news of the death of the five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control that separates India from Pakistan on Tuesday morning via micro-blogging site Twitter.

"Was briefed early this morning about news that five of our soldiers had been killed on the LOC. My heartfelt condolences to their next of kin," Abdullah tweeted. (ANI)


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