Senior Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan on Saturday made a sensational allegation by saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Lahore at the residence of Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during his surprise stopover on 25 December last year..
Khan said, “Prime Minister visited Pakistan by breaking international laws. He also met Dawood there. Let him (Modi) deny. I will give evidence. Who all did he meet behind closed doors?”
Indian government’s spokesperson Frank Noronha said, “Allegations are totally unfounded, baseless and false.”
BJP too launched scathing attack against Khan demanding his immediate dismissal from the Uttar Pradesh government.
BJP’s spokesperson, Sudhanshu Mittal, said, “If Akhilesh means business, he should immediately dismiss him for disturbing communal harmony and brining shame to the nation. I am shocked.”
The BJP got support from unexpected quarter as Congress too extended its support by denouncing Khan’s allegations.
The party’s spokesman Tom Vadakkan said, “We may have differences with a lot of personalities but that does not mean we believe in whatever is said.”