Why PM Modi is hesitant to hold dialogues with Pakistan?

Why PM Modi is hesitant to hold dialogues with Pakistan?
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*ISLAMABAD - PM Narendra Modi led BJP government in India is reluctant to hold dialogues with Pakistan because it thinks that BJP hardliners vote will be lost if it holds dialogues with Pakistan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said.*

*He said that his government wants to resume talks with India and all the stakeholders, including the army, are on board.*

“Pakistan’s army, government and people want peace with India,” Mr Chaudhry told BBC Urdu link. “In his first speech after victory, PM Imran Khan had said that we will take two steps if India takes one.”

The BJP thinks his vote-bank could be damaged if it goes for talks with Pakistan before the election, the information minister said.

Indian PM Narendra Modi had telephoned PM Imran Khan after the PTI declared victory in the elections.

The PTI said PM Khan told Modi that issues between the two nations must be resolved through talks. “Wars can breed tragedies instead of facilitating a resolution of conflicts,” he said.

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