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‘Did not carry any message from Modi’

Srinagar/Lucknow: In the wake of claim made by Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani that Narendra Modi had sent two emissaries to him whose names surfaced on Sunday, comes a confirmation and refutation. Sanjay Saraf, who belongs to Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) that is part of the NDA, confirmed that he had met Geelani but dismissed reports that he had carried any message from the BJP PM candidate to the hardline Hurriyat leader. LJP national youth president Saraf said his relations with the separatist leader Geelani were ‘personal.’

Saraf said he rushed to Srinagar from Bihar after he was named as one of the emissaries of Modi that Geelani claimed had called on him for opening a dialogue with the BJP leader.

Asked about media reports identifying him as one of the two emissaries, Saraf said he was exploring legal options against a daily which carried the report for ‘spreading falsehood and dragging my name into something that I was never part of.’ Geelani on Friday claimed that Modi had sent two emissaries to him and the separatist leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to create a ‘soft corner’ for BJP by making a ‘commitment’ to seek a solution to Kashmir issue.
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