ISLAMABAD -UNS : As absurd as that may sound, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused its opposition party Indian National Congress of colluding with Pakistan to defeat his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Gujarat polls. Naturally, Pakistan had to respond.
Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, in a tweet, requested that Pakistan should not to be dragged into domestic electoral battles of the neighboring country.
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.
He further said that Modi’s allegations – of a recent “secret three-hour meeting” attended by Congress and Pakistani officials – are “fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible”.
According to Times of India, Modi claimed on Sunday – without furnishing proof – that a meeting took place recently in (now suspended) Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house that was attended by Pakistan’s high commissioner, its former foreign minister, former PM Manmohan Singh, and former Vice-President Hamid Ansari.
Last week, Modi accused Aiyar of putting out a hit on him while on a visit to Pakistan to ensure peace between India and Pakistan.
The Congress hit back at Modi, saying that it was actually the BJP that is really colluding with Pakistan, whose government gave Pakistani intelligence officials access to the country’s top air force base in Pathankot after a terror attack there.
“If he wants to fight the Gujarat elections in Pakistan, I want to ask who who invited people from the (Pakistani intelligence agency) ISI to come to one of India’s most important defence bases in Pathankot,” asked Congress spokesman RS Surjewala.