While we deal with cross border terrorism with more than a firm hand, I believe that we must pursue the dialogue and diplomacy with Pakistan under the framework of the Simla Agreement.

Finally Sir, we respect the verdict of the people. We will play our role with responsibility and dignity. We will work with the Government if and when our cooperation is sought.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Diwali.

Thank you Sir. Happy Diwali.

21.43 hrs.

Mɽ j ( ɱ Eh +bh): +vI ɽn, vxɴn |ɺiɴ E ɽ E =iiɮ n, =ɺ {ɽ < i E Vɰ Jn |E] Ex SɽM E +V +ɺl x E Eɮh |vx j V xɽ + {ɪ* +V E ɽ {ɮ ʴɶ { ɽ Vɴɤ ni i ɤɺ ={ɪEi i* +Jɮ ɽ x< ɮEɮ x + = ɮEɮ E V Vxn |{i + , = Vxn E |{i x E E< Eɮh M* Ex < i E< <Eɮ xɽ EM E ʴMi nx n +] ʤɽɮ V{ E xii E ɮ V ʴɶɺ {n +, =xx Vɺ |Eɮ {U bg ɱ n E Sɱx E, ɽ < Vxn E |{i Ex E |ɨJ Eɮh * < i E< <Eɮ xɽ E Ei* < Eɮh ɪn ={ɪEi i E < SS E =iiɮ ni* +V Vix i E Mɪ , ɪn 30 +vE n < SS M ʱɪ * ɦʴE E +ɱSx E ɮ x Mɪ Ex Eֱ ʨɱE xi E ɮ ɽ SxiE l* V M ɽ xi l E <ix {]Ǫ E ɽ ɨxɪ , ɽ ʺlɮ xɽ M, Ei l E Sɽi E ɽ ɮEɮ Sɱ Ex E Mi E xɽ SɱM* Sɽi E ɽ ɮEɮ Sɱ* xi E +ɨ Vxi E ɽ BE |ɨJ <SU Vɺ <SU E Eɮh ɽ ɮEɮ x {<*

Z n , Vɺ ɨɪ +{x Ph {j iɮ E l i = Ph {j x Bx.b.B. E x, ɽ ii B E E -

"NDA came into being because of an historic need and realization among us that our young democracy cannot bear the fits and tremors of frequent elections which will undermine the people's faith in the democratic process."

ɽ i E ɦ E Sxɴ l V + ɨ{i + * ɮi E +Vn B 50 ɱ lc +vE B * {ɽ Sɮ nE +` Sxɴ B*

In the previous four decades, we had eight elections which means two per decade.

BE nE n Sxɴ V E xɨDZ ʴvx E ɴɺl * Ex 1989 1999 iE < +Jɮ nE {S Sxɴ B* BE nE {S Sxɴ x, ɦʴE { <E Eɮh M E x lc-ɽi Sxi i l E ɽ +ʺlɮi Eix nx SɱM, E SɱM* ɽ |ɨJ Eɮh VɺE Vɽ =xx < ɮ iɪ E, EE {S Sxɴ E ɦ jɶE l, V ɮEɮ x l, ɽ +{ɨi E ɮEɮ l* <x {S Sxɴ {ɽ ɮ n E ini+ x B E ɦ x< V jɶE E ɦ xɽ *

Mɨ V ɽ ={ʺli xɽ * Mɨ V x +Ec ni B ɨZx E Eʶɶ E E ɽ BE <xʮ] MɴxǨ] , V ɽ xɽ , ɺiʺli xɽ * ].b.{. EE ɮEɮ xɽ E n V ɮEɮ xɽ , =xE MxE i l E +{E ɽ֨i xɽ * Ex = Mxi Mɱi E MB E + iE 543 訤ɮ xɽ Sx MB , + iE Eɱ 538 Sx MB EE {S ] E Sxɴ +V Mɪ Ex + {ʮhɨ xɽ +B * n ɮ S ɽ xɽ * Vx 538 ] E Sxɴ + , =xɨ n iM nɨ + E n E x Mx VB i < ɮEɮ E ɽ֨i |{i * ɽ ɮEɮ +{ɨi E ɮEɮ xɽ * 1998 E V{ V E ɮEɮ +{ɨi E ɮEɮ l* ɮ 252 n l* =E n ].b.{. x E {ڮ ɨlx n* Vɤ iE ɮ BE ɽM ɮ-S E ɽx ɺ +M xɽ B, iɤ iE ɮ ɮEɮ +xE ɮ ɽ֨i |ɨhi E E* {U ɮ ].b.{. ɮ ɽM l xɽ, Sxɴ BE-nںɮ E Jɱɡ c l* Ex < ɮ Sɽ ].b.{. , Sɽ En , Sxɴ MB i ɮ ɽM n E xi + V{ V E n E |vxɨj xBM, < xi MB* {U ɱ E ʺli + < ɮ E ʺli ɽ BE ʱE +iɮ VɺE {ɽSxx SʽB EE ɽ V n-En SS Sɱi i E ɽ ʺlɮ M xɽ M, Z <E ʴ{ɮi, Vɤ x 13 iɮJ ɽ ɮEɮ x, =E n Vix M ɮEɮ E xx {ɮ v< nx +i , ɤ Ei E ɽ ɮEɮ {S ɱ SɱM*

... (ɴvx)

i ɱ ɮ l xɽ , Sxɴ i M, {S ɱ n Sxɴ EM*

... (ɴvx)

ɽi vxɴn* x <ʱB E E ɮ SS SxiE {] <ix l E V M +ɶE |E] Ei l E ɽ ʺlɮ |ɨhi xɽ M, Ei l E Sɽi E ʺlɮ , Sɽi E {S ɱ Sɱ EE ɽ n E ʽi * <Eɮ xɽ EM E {U {S ɱ E < ɮ V ɡi ʨɱ , =ɨ BE |ɨJ Eɮh ɽ E Vxi E ɽ <SU E E ʺlɮ ɮEɮ SʽB*

ɨnɺ +`ɴɱ : +{E M Sɽi xɽ, ɽ +{E ɱڨ xɽ * ... (ɴvx)

ɱ Eh +bh : < il E +Mɮ ɹ]{i x Eɮ x E i i +V ɹ]{i E +ʦɦɹh {ɮ SS xɽ Ei i, i ʴɶɺ |ɺiɴ E SS Ei i* ɽ BE =JxҪ i , VɺE E x] x SʽB E 1989 ʴɶxl |i{ ʺƽ V |vx j x + =xE {ɽ-{ɽ ʴɶɺ |ɺiɴ x {c* =E n xɮʺƽ ɴ V Vɤ 1991 |vx j x, iɤ =xE ʴɶɺ |ɺiɴ x {c* =E {ɶSi V{ V |vx j x, =E n nMc V x, =E n <xp E֨ɮ MVɮɱ V x* =E n {U ɱ Vɤ ʡ +] ʤɽɮ V{ V |vx j x i <x ɦ +ɺl+ SE jɶE E ɦ l, SE <xʮ] MɴxǨ] l, <ʱB ɹ]{i x =xE E E +{E ɮEɮ nx ɽ֨i |{i , ɽ xɽ xi * ɽ +{E |ɨhi EE nJx M E nx E ɽ֨i +{E l * n ɱ E n {ɽ ɮ E Vɪ E 1984 E n {ɽ ɮ BE B |vx j E n x Sx , BE B ɮEɮ E < n x Sx , VɺE ʴɶɺ i x E ʱB xɽ +x {c*

Mɨ V x = n Z ɨZx E Eʶɶ E E +{E {] E ɦ xɽ +* +{E {] i 181 {ɮ l, + 182 {ɮ * E x E E +{x BE ] M l, BE ] ɮ l, <ʱB .V.{. E BE ] ʨɱ Mɪ*

vɴɮɴ ʺvɪ : +bh V, +{ =xE Ei xɽ ɨZ l*

ɱ Eh +bh : ɨZ Mɪ, ɤ ɨZ Mɪ * i +{E Ei 1996 ɨZ Mɪ E 1996 iE ɮiҪ Vxi {] +{x ɱɤi {ɮ, Vix iEi g E, gɪ, < n M + 1996 < lx {ɮ {ɽS E Vɽ 1984 Eɱ n ] |{i E E l, Ex 1984 E n 1996 iE {ɽSi-{ɽSi E ɦ E ɤɺ c {] x Mɪ* ɤɺ c {] E xi = ɮ V{ V E |vx j xɪ Mɪ* < xi xɽ E =xE ɽ֨i |{i , Ex ɤɺ c {] E xi , < xi =xE ɹ]{i x +ɨji E + ɮEɮ x<* ɮEɮ xx E n ʶɴ x, V Sxɴ ɮ ɽM l + +Eɱ n V Sxɴ ɮ ɽM xɽ l, =E i֮xi n =xx ɮ l n, Ex <ɺ +M xɽ g + <ʱB ɮEɮ 13 nx Sɱ* ɽ Ei = ɨɪ +{x E n* =E Eɮh 1996 E n ɮ {ڮ V < i {ɮ l E M E ɽ i ɨZ +ɪ E ʴSɮvɮ ɮiҪ Vxi {] E, Sɽ =ɺ ɽi x , Ex E +{E ɽ xɽ Mi E M nɦEi , ɹ]ʽi Eɨ Ei , M |ɨhE , <Ǩxnɮ , <xE xii B E +Mɮ ɺx +B i +SU ɺx n E n EM + BE-BE EE Vɤ {]Ǫ x ɨ{E E i ɤ E vҮ-vҮ EE < lx {ɮ +ɪ E +{E xii Eɨ Ex E iɮ , BE BOb |Oɨ x VB* = BOb |Oɨ E +vɮ {ɮ 1998 {ɽ ɮ ɽ ɮEɮ x*

vɴɮɴ ʺvɪ : Pɱɪ =xE ]ɪɱ Sɱ * ɨZ , +{ xɽ ɨZ *

... (ɴvx)

ɱ Eh +bh : ɽ ]ɪɱ i E< VMɽ Sɱi i * ]ɪɱ i < ɨɪ ɽɮɹ] Sɱ * <ʱB Vɺ ɨɪ Mɨ V l i = ɨɪ {U M E x ɽ i + l E ɽɮɹ] E ɮ EU {U *

Let us not make scoring points. Today I do not propose to score any points because I am extremely happy that the debate has been very constructive. I do understand the sentiments and feelings of the Leader of the Opposition who spoke last.

Ex =E i EM, SS EM*

But on the whole it has been very constructive.

ɮ SS ɽi SxiE * <ʱB Z + ʴɶɺ i E V B|S x 1996 E n +{x< , =ɨ E< i xEM* = B|S E {ʮhɨ xE* V < ɮEɮ E n l* ɮV < ɮEɮ E ɽ֨i |{i l*

It was functioning at least as a single party.

ɽ E< +xE {]Ǫ E ɨڽ xɽ l* ʺɡ Sɮ n l* Sɮ ʴ{I n <Vƺ E n +E <E_ B + +{x E ɨ{i EE Vxi {] E E E xɮ +{x ʱɪ, x ɱ xɽ ʨɱ M, Ex xɮ BE l Vxi {] E* = Vxi {] E {ɹ] ɽ֨i E ɦ |{i l* V ɦ i ʤɱEֱ xɽ l* +V E V ɮ ʺli , =ɺ niɮ ʺli = Ei l* = ɨɪ V ɦ l + +{x n E xi l <ʱB Z =E +x֦ɴ * Ex xi < ɮEɮ E ɤɺ c E l*

It did not represent the country. It had a majority.

=xE {ɺ ɽ֨i l, Ex n E |ixvi xɽ Ei l, MʱE xɽ Ei l, ɨVE xɽ Ei l* <Ǻ] ɽi |ixvi +, xl ɽi +* |ɨJ { xl-] + ]* <E ʴ{ɮi ɽ ɮEɮ , <ɨ ɱ E< E E <ix {]Ǫ , ɽ =E EV , Ex ɨZi E ɽ <E iEi * EE 20-25 n ɱ ɮEɮ M Ei , |ɨJ { i Sɮ-{S n * n +E xS Eɡ n E J * xl-<Ǻ] ɽi {]Ǫ B * Ex =xE ɽ xɽ E Mɪ E i֨ Vxi n () .V.{. V V+, xɽ i i֨ E< j {n xɽ nM, ɽ B|S xɽ * =xE +M +ʺii Eɮ Ei , xi * <ʱB Mɨ V x ɮ ʱB V i E E xxɱ {]Ǫ xS V , ɽ i xɽ * =xx U]-U]E iɪ E Eɱ .B.{. g , =E xxɱ {] E Eɮh ʮEMxx ʨɱ, ɽ +Ec E ɨɱ * Ex Eֱ ʨɱE xi E ɮiҪ Vxi {] E E V < M`vx ɮEɮ |ɨJ lx Ji , ɽ 1984 E n Miɮ gi M< , E xS xɽ M< * {U n-ix ɹ ɮ vx < {ɮ xɽ Mɪ l E ɮ J E g* Ex < ɮ Vɤ Vxi E {ɺ MB i ɽ Ei l E jɶE E ɦ xɽ x SʽB, {ɹ] ɽ֨i |{i x SʽB + V{ V n E |vx j xx SʽB* Vɤ {ɹ] ɽ֨i E i +{x Pɮ Ei l i Ei l

we must cross 300.

300 E +Ec {ɮ Ex SʽB* i ɽ xi E V =iiɮ |n ]E |{i +, =E ɴVn 300 E J Fɺ Ex, ɽ ɽi c ={ɱʤv * VɺE ʱB < +ɺɮ E +ɶ ={ɪM EM, Vɤ ɹ]{i V E vxɴn n , M`vx E + n E Vxi E |i +i&Eh +ɦɮ |E] Ei *

E x = {ɮ +{ii E, ɪn ֱɪɨ ʺƽ V x, E E nx |ɨJ n <ƶƺ ʤɱ {ɮ l MB + =E ʨɱE { E n* E ɽ + Ex E i ! =ɨ n +E xɽ l, ɽ E< .V.{. + EO E ɽi xɽ , V <ix ɮ {]Ǫ , VɺE +{ M 22-24 n Ei , =xE |ɨJ ʴɮv n E l BEi * <ɨ E< +{ii E i xɽ * Z n , E< ʴvx ɦ E b] nJ, =ɨ E x <SU |E] E E +V i EO {] |ɨJ { , E U]-U] {]Ǫ , Ex =n Ei E BE ɨɪ +BM Vɤ n Vɺ |Eɮ <Mb , +ʮE , ڮ{ E EU n *

22.00 hrs.

n {]Ǫ i + +ɱ]x] Ei i * E BE {] {ɴɮ + E nںɮ {] {ɴɮ * ʽxnֺix ɽ ʺli +B, i ɽi +SU M* Ei l, Ex ʽxnֺix ɽ ʺli xɽ +<* <pVi M{i V nx ={ʺli xɽ , =xx |{xɱ ʮ|V]x E ɴɱ =`ɪ l* EiMi { =E ɨlE * =E ɨlx Ei , Ex ʽxnֺix =E ɮ Exxɺ xɽ x {ɪ* Vix E]V x, =x E]V Exxɺ xɽ x {ɪ* t{, ɦ E]V x ʺɡʮ E E < <E] ʺɺ] E ɮ {xʴSɮ Ex E ʱB BE BE{] b xx SʽB* ɽ ʺɡʮ V<] {ʱǪɨ] E] x <E] ʮɨǺ E ʱB E l, V ɪn 1971 1972 x l, = E] xl V l, l + <xpVi V l il VMxxl ɴ V ɮ -ʨxɺ] =E n l* = E] x ɽ ʮEb E l E BE{] E] xɪ* Ex Vɺ ɨɪ ʴvx ɦ x iǨx <E] ʺɺ] Eɮ E, ɤ M Ei l E < <E] ʺɺ] n {] ʺɺ] xEM* |{xɱ ʮ|V]x E ʺɺ] ɱ]-{] ʺɺ] M* +{ ɽ ڱ MB E ʽxnֺix VxiE ʴEɺ E iɮ +M-+M |xi +M-+M * IjҪ n *

You cannot wish them away.

EO {] E xi+ E V {Sɨc E ʮV䱪ֶx l,

That was not a right analysis of the political situation. It was a right strategy for you.

EO ɱ +Mɮ = {ɮ Sɱi, i ɱi ɽ xɽ i*

V {ɪɱ] : x E S xɽ l E ɨʴɱɺ {ɺɴx + ɮn n +{E ɮɤɮ `M* < n x E xɽ S M*

ɱEh +bh: +{ ɽ i Vx E ɨʴɱɺ {ɺɴx V + ɮn n V, Vɤ Vxi {] l, iɤ l l* E +Mɮ E SV x Vc ... (ɴvx)

xl S]V : VV xxbV x b+ {ʱɺ EE Mɪ* ... (ɴvx)

ɱEh +bh: VV xxbV ɽ l*

... (ɴvx)

, ɽ MB l* E ɽ E M Vɪ|Eɶ xɮɪh E Eɮh MB l* Vɪ|Eɶ xɮɪh V +xnx x ɤ E Vc l* +{x ɴɱ =`ɪ , i <E VF EM* ɽ xi E n {ʱ]E {]V E ʱB Vɽ ʴSɮvɮ E +{x ={ɪM , ɽi , =ɺ Vn ={ɪM ʽxnֺix +nǴn E * +<bɱV Vn +<bʱV E ɽi * ɽ +nǴn , Vɪ|Eɶ xɮɪh V xi+ E Eɮh ʶɪʱɺ] {] E M, VV xxbV ɽ ` , VɺE Eɮh EO(+) E M, VɺE Eɮh + M, VxɺP E M, l <E_ B*

ʴɱɺ iiɴɮ (xM{֮) : ii E ʱB ڱx {ci * ... (ɴvx

ɱEh +bh: +{ ]{]x i nVB* EE E< ɮ V EU E , ɽ ɽ E , <E |ɨhi Ex E ʱB ix {ci E <x-<x M x Eix Mɱi E + {ʮhɨ ɽ +* ɽ xɽ EM* <ix EM, xl V x ɪn nJ xɽ, =xx ʶEɪi < i E E <xpVi E] x<, Ex <xpVi E] E =J ɹ]{i V +ʦɦɹh xɽ * ix Sɽi E E E] E =J xɽ * <ɨ Eɱ BE Eɨ|ɽʺɴ <E] E i E M< * =J +Mɮ , i ɮ xɡ] * nx E] E , Vɺ E] +{ + l il Vɺ E] +{ + <xpVi V l* <x nx E VF Ei B E -


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