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Narendra Modi targets Centre over attack on Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan

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Apr 27, 2013 at 03:32pm IST

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi launched a fresh attack on the Centre on Saturday by dubbing it "weak" and alleging that the government has suffered a "total blackout" in its foreign policy and failed on all fronts, including on the issue of death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who was attacked in a Lahore jail on Friday and is currently on ventilator support in a hospital.

"We cannot look at the attack on Sarabjit in isolation. Incidents such as the Chinese incursion illustrate the government's incompetence," Modi told reporters on the sidelines of a function on a query regarding Sarabjit, who is in a "deep coma". "Incidents like legal battle on Italian marines or beheading of Indian soldiers or China's misadventure over our land or Sarabjit are the proof (of failure)," Modi said.

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He was speaking to reporters at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar after the inauguration of 'All Gujarat Public Prosecutors' Seminar', organised by the Government Pleader's office at the Gujarat High Court. "The way such incidents are happening one by one it shows that today the Indian government is not able to propagate our truth effectively," Modi said.

"There seems a total blackout in putting our stand forward with firmness, or showing our power to our neighbours or prove our diplomatic capabilities," he said. "These incidents are also the proof of a reality that the government at Delhi is occupied in saving itself. It has no time to save our country, it has no time to save our people. This is very unfortunate," Modi further said.

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(With additional information from PTI)

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