UPA government opted for Pakistani counsel: BJP spokesperson Narsimhan Rao

The BJP stated that Khavar Qureshi had been hired by the UPA government in the arbitration case involving Enron in 2004.

Published: 20th May 2017 08:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2017 08:33 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Saturday claimed that the previous UPA government had hired the Pakistani origin judge who represented Pakistan at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The BJP stated that Khavar Qureshi had been hired by the UPA government in the arbitration case involving Enron in 2004.

“The UPA after coming to power in 2004 had changed the legal team which was arguing the case against Enron in the scrapped Dabhol power project. The UPA opted for the Pakistani counsel,” said the BJP spokesman GVL Narsimhan Rao, while accusing the Congress of being “Pakistani voice” on a number of issues. The BJP spokesman sought to know from the Congress why the government led by the party had hired the Pakistani counsel in a sensitive issue.

Apparently referring to the conflicting voice emanating from the Congress ranks over the surgical strike last year, Rao claimed that there had been a number of instances making it evident that the Congress spoke in Pakistani voice. Rao also mentioned the Congress leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid to stress that “the Congress has been supporting the Pakistani voice”.

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