"The statements of Headley, who is serving a prison sentence in an American jail, before a Mumbai Court through video-conferencing call the bluff of Pakistan which has for long been trying to shirk its responsibility by misleading all with the theory of non-state actors acting on its soil," BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh told reporters here.

"Headley's statements have proved what was always suspected - that there are no non-state actors in Pakistan, but only cross-border terror funded by ISI. India must now seize this opportunity to isolate Pakistan globally by initiating a diplomatic exercise aimed at getting Pakistan formally declared as a terrorist state," Singh cited.

Underscoring the jailed Pakistani-American terrorist's statements before the court about alleged LeT operative Ishrat Jahan, who was gunned down in a police encounter in Gujarat in 2004, the BJP leader also lashed out at the opposition parties for having "raked up the issue repeatedly for vote bank politics" and demanded that their leaders "apologise" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.

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