Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday scoffed at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for calling on constructive dialogue between New Delhi and Islamabad, saying the former has numerous issues to tackle in his own country and should better focus on that.
"He should mind his business. He should read our constitution. There is not even one inch of Indian Territory that we will give. As per the Parliamentary resolution 1994, we will never ever rest till every inch of India is restored including that part which is in occupation by Pakistan. So, what is the point of wasting time in this issue? He has lot of issues to face in his own country," Swamy told ANI.
Swamy further said that if Turkey wants to help to restore its own internal issues then India is ready to help them, but flatly ruled out Turkey's mediation in the matters of Pakistan.
"The opposition in Turkey are beaten black and blue, they are rigged. All kinds of problem the Turkish President has to tackle. ISI is waiting to enter Turkey. He should worry about his own country. Coming and saying that he will mediate in dialogues with Pakistan is the joke of the century," he said.
Earlier in the day, Turkish President Erdogan expressed his desire for constructive dialogue between India and Pakistan in order to find a solution to the burning conflict over Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking to the media before departing on his Indian visit yesterday, Erdogan called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute between Islamabad and New Delhi.