Talks futile until Pak stops supporting terror activities: BJP

Bangalore: BJP on Friday said engaging Pakistan in talks over Kashmir issue would prove to be a futile exercise unless it stopped supporting terrorist activities.

"Pakistan jab tak atankhwadh ko samarthan karna bandh nahi karega tab tak pakistan se charcha karne se koi nishpati hogi, hame lagata hai (Unless Pakistan stops supporting terrorism, holding talks with Pakistan would yield no results, I feel), BJP President Nitin Gadkari told reporters here on the sidelines of a function here.

The two-day Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan had got underway in Islamabad yesterday.

Asked about the rising inflation rate, he said it was due to "the wrong economic policies and bad governance of congress party."

"There is too much expectation from our great economist Prime Minister but in the examination he has failed. It is difficult to give him 25 marks out of 100", he said.

The government had completely failed on economic issues, he alleged. "It is unfortunate the people of India have to face the problem of price inflation and it is really difficult for poor persons to survive", he said.