Imran’s ‘endorsement’ of Modi could be Congress ploy: Sitharaman
New Delhi : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ’s statement ‘that there may be a better chance of India-Pak peace talks and settling of the Kashmir issue if the BJP is voted back to power’, is a ploy by Congress to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi -led government from the Centre.
“I wouldn’t know why such statements are being made. Every time such statements are made and this is individually my perception and not my party’s or the government’s take. There have been many eminent leaders of the Congress who went there (Pakistan) to seek help to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi . They went there saying, Modi hatane ke liye hamen madad karo (help us to oust Modi). I wonder whether this is also a part of the scheme of things which have been put by Congress . I don’t know what to make of this honestly,” the Defence Minister was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
During an interaction with a small group of foreign journalists in Islamabad, Imran Khan had said 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.