Mani Trouble: BJP Accuses Congress Of Seeking Pakistan's Help For 'Political Change' In India

18/11/2015 1:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indian Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar, addresses journalists at a press conference to elaborate upon India's submission for a global climate pact to cut down on the intensity of its carbon emissions, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. India has pledged to slash the rate of emissions relative to gross domestic product by 33-35 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

NEW DELHI -- Demanding an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the unwarranted remarks made by her party leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Wednesday wondered whether the grand old party is seeking help from Pakistan for a political change in India.

"We want to know whether the Congress has the same view and whether they agree to what Mani Shankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid have said. If not, Congress president Sonia Gandhi owes apology to the nation," BJP leader Prakash Javadekar told the media here.

"We said zero tolerance over terror, what is wrong in it? We are behaving responsibly. I completely fail to understand whether Congress is seeking help from Pakistan for a political change in India. The whole country is asking apology from Mani Shankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid," he added.

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Javadekar accused the duo of denigrating the institution of the Prime Minister and said that this was unacceptable.

"You can have difference of opinion with our party and with the Prime Minister. You are free to say whatever you want to say here. But going on foreign soil and saying this and criticising India's stand is absolutely unacceptable," he added.

Aiyar had earlier told a Pakistani news channel that the gridlock in ties between India and Pakistan could be resolved only after Prime Minister Modi is removed from the seat of power.

"Humey le aaiye, inhe hataiye (remove them, bring us)...The first and the foremost thing is to remove Modi," he said.

Khurshid, the former external affairs minister, had also made critical remarks against Prime Minister Modi in Islamabad last week.

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