Pakistan on Monday rebuffed allegations of a secret meeting between Congress leaders and its High Commissioner.
The country expects Modi to work. How many times will you chant Pakistan’s name?, asks Shiv Sena
ISLAMABAD (IANS) — Pakistan on Monday rebuffed allegations of a secret meeting between Congress leaders and its High Commissioner in New Delhi, saying India should stop “dragging” Islamabad into its electoral debate and termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark as “baseless and irresponsible”.
“India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible,” the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal tweeted.
India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible
The tweet was in response to Modi’s remark on Sunday accusing a group of Congress leaders of meeting Pakistan’s High Commissioner at party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s residence in New Delhi before the latter called him (Modi) “neech”.
Addressing an election rally at Sanand, Modi said the meeting at Aiyar’s residence was also attended by former Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Modi said: “There was a meeting convened at Aiyar’s residence where Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Ansari and Manmohan Singh were present. The meeting lasted three hours.”
Dragging Pakistan an ‘impious’ bid to win Gujarat polls: Shiv Sena
Launching a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena today said dragging Pakistan into Gujarat election campaign was an “impious” way of trying to win the polls.
A prime minister is supposed to take action and not level allegations, the ally opined and took a swipe at Modi saying Gujarat has become even more important than Kashmir.
Modi, during his election campaign on Sunday, suggested that Pakistan was trying to influence the Assembly polls in Gujarat, claiming some Pakistani officials and ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh met a day before Mani Shankar Aiyar made the “neech” remark against him.
When sand below the feet starts moving, Pakistan and Dawood chanting begins. It is happening today as well. This is an impious way: Shiv sena
“Prime Minister Modi has levelled a serious charge that Pakistan is interfering in Gujarat polls. We can understand the worries of Modi but a PM is supposed to take action and not level allegations,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“Gujarat has become even more important than Kashmir. Until yesterday, Pakistan was interfering in Kashmir and China was interfering in Leh, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh,” it said.
The prime minister said Pakistan Army’s former director general Arshad Rafiq wanted (Congress leader) Ahmed Patel to be the chief minister of Gujarat, the Sena noted.
“The question that can now arise is if someone is trying to divide Hindu-Muslim votes to win elections,” it said, adding that the prime minister, instead of only talking about the neighbouring nation’s interference, should take action against it.
Nowadays, in all elections, either Pakistan or fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is brought at the forefront, the Sena quipped.
“When sand below the feet starts moving, Pakistan and Dawood chanting begins. It is happening today as well. This is an impious way,” it said.
The Sena further said that even in Bihar polls, BJP’s national president had brought in Pakistan. Despite he saying that crackers will be burst in Pakistan if Nitish Kumar wins, the latter decimated the BJP, it said.
Why are allegations levelled only in election rallies? If an interference from Pakistan is happening, let the Indian Army enter that country and take action, the Sena suggested.
“The country expects Modi to work. How many times will you chant Pakistan’s name? Even people like (BJP veteran) Yashwant Sinha and Nana Patole level allegations,” the Sena said.