New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday promised in its manifesto to open talks with Pakistan on terrorism if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections. The manifesto was released both in Mumbai and Delhi. Its General Secretary DP Tripathi told a Press conference here that the talks with Pakistan are important and relevant in the current circumstances.

“Our government will continue to fight terrorism at every front and in every possible way, but dialogue must never stop,” he said, stressing that Pakistan will get isolated internationally if it continued aiding and abetting terrorism. Even when the US was fighting a war in Vietnam and was dropping Napalm bombs over the Vietnamese people, the two countries were discussing issues between them secretly in Paris and elsewhere” the NCP leader said.

Promising complete loan waiver for small and middle income farmers, the manifesto says the party’s endeavour will be to bring radicalised youth of Kashmir Valley into the mainstream and take stern action against those involved in ‘brainwashing’ them. The Sharad Pawar-led party is contesting 20 seats in Maharashtra, one each in Laskhadweep, Bihar, Odisha, Meghalaya and Manipur.