Published On : Mon, Dec 11th, 2017

Sir, is it must to endorse unbelievable stories to win elections: Shatrughan targets Modi over Pakistan remark

Shatrughan Sinha
New Delhi: A day after Narendra Modi, during his Gujarat campaign, referred to a secret meeting at suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s residence which was attended by Pakistani diplomats, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha attacked the Prime Minister for coming up with “unbelievable stories” to “win elections”.

“Hon’ble Sir! Just to win elections anyhow, and that too at the fag end of the process, is it a must to come up with and endorse new, unsubstantiated and unbelievable stories everyday against political opponents? Now linking them to Pak High Commissioner and Generals?! Incredible,” the actor-turned-BJP MP said.

Shatrughan Sinha said “communalising the atmosphere” before the election should stop and the Prime Minister must focus on the promises under the “Vikas model”.

“Sir! Instead of new twists and turns, stories and cover ups, let’s go straight to the promises that we made, regarding housing, development, employment of youth, health, “Vikas model”. Let’s stop communalising the atmosphere and go back to healthy politics and healthy elections. Jai Hind!” Shatrughan Sinha tweeted.

At an election rally in Gujarat on Sunday, Narendra Modi said, “There was a meeting convened at Aiyar’s residence where Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Ansari and Manmohan Singh were present. The meeting lasted three hours.”

The Prime Minister said next day after the meeting at Aiyar’s residence, the suspended Congress leader called him “neech”.

“I ask you, brothers and sisters, why did they have to have a meeting with Pakistani officials. Pakistan is our enemy. You (Congress) meet them and the next day call me ‘neech’,” Narendra Modi said at the rally.

Hinting at a Pakistani angle in the Gujarat election, Modi said, “A former Pakistan army director general, Arshad Rafique, had said Ahmed Patel should be the Chief Minister of Gujarat”.

In the high-stakes Gujarat election, the second and last phase of voting is scheduled on December 14. The results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections will be declared on December 18.