"With regard to Pakistan, we must recognize that Pakistan is our neighbor and a proper roadmap is needed to go forward. Both countries must sit together to iron out issues," said Dr Singh, who had been the Prime Minister for a decade before the BJP won a sweeping victory in the 2014 general elections.
"Congress is of a considered view, that the BJP Government has no roadmap and its Pakistan policy has been a disaster. Review of the policy is overdue, and any successful policy can only be based on a national consensus with a focus on both current and long term objectives," a resolution passed by the party read.
Any successful policy can only be based on national consensus, with a focus on both current and long-term objectives, the party said.
Last year, an unprecedented war of words broke out between the Congress and the BJP after PM Modi said Congress leaders had discussed the Gujarat election with Pakistani guests at a recent dinner hosted by suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar.
The Congress said the discussion was on India-Pakistan ties and not domestic politics. Dr Singh, who was one of the guests, said he was "deeply pained and anguished" by the "canards" that were being spread. The controversy had stalled parliament for days.
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