New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday cited a media report to claim that Pakistan has “officially allied” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said a vote for him would be a vote for the neighbouring country.
Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala launched a scathing attack on Modi over the report quoting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan saying he believes there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settling the Kashmir issue if Modi’s party BJP wins the general elections.
Khan said other parties would be afraid of right-wing backlash in case of a settlement on the Kashmir issue.
“Pak has officially allied with Modi! A vote for Modi is a vote for Pakistan!” Surjewala tweeted.
“Modi ji, first there was love for Nawaz Sharif and now Imran Khan is your dear friend,” he added in a tweet in Hindi.
The truth is out in the open, Surjewala claimed.
Prime Minister Modi has been accusing the Congress of being supportive of Pakistan’s narrative following the Balakot air strikes. He has also slammed opposition leaders for asking questions on the strike, saying such statements were helping Pakistan.
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury lashed out at Prime Minister Modi over Khan’s remarks, saying now it was known who Pakistan wants as PM.
“Pakistan has been the only issue of Modi’s election campaign, where he has scurrilously tried to link it to opposition. Now we know who Pakistan actually wants as PM, the only Indian PM to have invited ISI to a military base, and the only one who went to Pakistan uninvited,” he said.
“We have serious concerns about foreign governments influencing our democratic election process. Last year, it was reported that ISI wants Modi as PM. Now Pakistani PM says it,” Yechury said.
Aam Aadmi Party Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also seized on Khan’s remarks, saying if Modi wins in the general election, crackers will be burst in Pakistan. (PTI)