Angry BJP tells Pak to mend its ways

Khan’s criticism came after Modi in his recent television interview had that if he wins the elections he would bring fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India for masterminding the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai.

Khan who is the senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) and a close aid of Nawaz Sharif had said, ‘He (Modi) should first decide where Dawood is living and then he should dream of attacking Pakistan.’

He further said, ‘Those who are giving statements that Pakistan is sheltering Dawood and launching operation on Pakistan soil should realize that neither Pakistan is a weak country to be afraid of such threats, nor Pakistani nation can be impressed with such irresponsible statements. Our armed forces have the right and power to pay back in the same coin.’

On Wednesday, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, dismayed over Khan’s remark, said, ‘The manner in which they have been functioning with India will not work. Pakistan should not interfere in India’s internal affairs after its Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s strong comments against Modi over Dawood issue.’

She clarified that party’s Prime Ministerial candidate never commented anything on attacking Pakistan. ‘In his interview Modi ji was questioning Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s stand to bring back Dawood to India. He should listen carefully on what he had said before making such harsh statement. We strongly condemn his statement.’

‘We will tell Islamabad to mend their ways, the manner in which they have been functioning and trying to work with India. The Pakistani Minister had chosen to react to a statement of Modi which was critical of Indian Home Minister. Our country never interfere in electoral politics or internal affairs of other countries and expected the same from them,’ Lekhi said.

She questioned, ‘When a person of the opposition party and the incumbent Prime Minister is making some remarks about the internal working of the country, how is Pakistan affected with that. What I do not understand is, this person, Choudhary Nisar Ali Khan, who is the Interior Minister, is he admitting the presence of Dawood in Pakistan?’

On the context of media reports over Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s extra marital affair, Lekhi said, ‘A new definition of morality has been given by the actions of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Sahab. Those who preach lessons of morality should first look within themselves to see if they are practicing what they are preaching to others. As far as the legal aspect of the matter of adultery is concerned, it is up to the husband of the lady to pursue the matter.
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