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Terror and talks cannot co-exist: BJP


New Delhi: India should reconsider its Feb 25 talks with Pakistan, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday said, adding that “terror and talks do not go together”.

“When terror threatens India, then not talking is also a legitimate diplomatic option,” BJP spokesperson Arun Jaitley told reporters here.

Nine people were killed and 57 injured in a bomb blast in an eatery, German Bakery, in Pune Saturday evening, the first significant terror attack in India since 26/11.

India and Pakistan are to hold foreign secretary-level talks in Delhi Feb 25.

“We ask the government of India to seriously reconsider its two announcements, one for return of residents of Kashmir who had gone to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and other the offer of (bilateral) talks,” he said.