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Congress to raise Modi's ‘Pakistan interference’ remark in Parliament

Congress sources said on Monday that they would raise ‘Pakistan-interference-in-Gujarat-polls’ remark in both houses of Parliament, as the Winter Session resumes after the weekend.

Published: 18th December 2017 03:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2017 03:23 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 December suggested Pakistan was trying to influence the Assembly elections in Gujarat, claiming some Pakistani officials and ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh met a day before Mani Shankar Aiyar made the 'neech' jibe agai

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Congress sources said on Monday that they would raise ‘Pakistan-interference-in-Gujarat-polls’ remark in both houses of Parliament, as the Winter Session resumes after the weekend.

During the last phase of electioneering in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, quoting media reports, on December 10, said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice-President Hamid Ansari, former Army General Deepak Kapoor had secretly discussed Gujarat elections with ex-Pakistani diplomats at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s residence in Delhi.

READ: Pakistan trying to influence Gujarat polls, claims PM Narendra Modi at Palanpur rally

The allegation has sparked a political furore.

Congress, since then, has been demanding an apology from the prime minister.

Last week, on the first day of the session, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue in Rajya Sabha.



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