Government today accused BJP of "politicising" the terror attacks in Jammu by asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and said the opposition party too had invited former President Pervez Musharraf after Kargil war.
Defending the Prime Minister's decision to go ahead with talks with Sharif, Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said India will forcefully raise the issue of terror during the bilateral meeting.
"BJP has no moral right to criticise the UPA government. When they were in power, even they invited Kargil war architect Musharraf for talks. BJP should not forget that," he told reporters here.
His comments came in the wake of BJP President Rajnath Singh accusing the government of pursuing a "spineless" diplomacy and demanding that Manmohan Singh should call off his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on Sunday in the wake of twin terror strikes in Jammu region.
RPN Singh said there were certain people who do not want normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan and whenever any peace initiative is taken, efforts are made to derail it.
"It is extremely unfortunate that whenever there is an initiative for peace between India and Pakistan, there are attempts to derail the talks. Today's terrorist attack is that only. But we do not need to bog down with it," he said.