Added on : 2019-04-10 17:07:47
Pakistan PM Imran Khan has said that there's a "better chance of peace talks" and "some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached" if BJP wins the Lok Sabha elections. He added that Congress might be "too scared" to seek a settlement with Pakistan, fearing a backlash from the right.
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.
“Pak has officially allied with Modi! A vote for a 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 (मोदीजी, पहले नवाज़ शरीफ़ से प्यार और अब ईमरान खान आपका चहेता यार! ढोल की पोल खुल गयी है।). The truth is out in the open, Surjewala claimed.
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. "Why does Pakistan want Modi ji to win. Modi ji should tell the country how deep are his relations with Pakistan. All Indians should know that if Modi wins, crackers will be burst in Pakistan.
Senior National Conference Omar Abdullah also tweeted to show disapproval at Imran Khan's support. Abdullah said, "Just imagine what all the “Chowkidar” handles would be doing to @RahulGandhi & the Congress right now if Imran Khan had endorsed RG as PM in these elections? Who is the “tukde tukde” gang now?"
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said the entire turn of events had left the Bhakts confused. She tweeted: "Bhakts scratching their heads & at wit ends wondering if they should praise Imran Khan or not."