Modi says Pakistan is interfering in Gujarat elections, Twitter users call him ‘pathetic prime minister’


A desperate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Pakistan was interfering in Gujarat Assembly polls. Addressing an election rally in Gujarat, Modi asked for an explanation from the Congress over its top party functionaries who, he claimed, had recently met leaders from Pakistan.

Modi did not stop here. He went on to raise questions over a tweet posted by former director general of the Pakistan army, Sardar Arshad Rafiq, asking Congress leader Ahmed Patel be made chief minister of Gujarat. He once again returned to Mani Shankar Aiyar’s “neech” (once who used lowly languages) comments adding that the suspended Congress leader’s comments had been made a day after Pakistani leaders allegedly with Congress functionaries.

“There were media reports yesterday about a meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house. It was attended by Pakistan’s high commissioner, Pakistan’s former foreign minister, India’s former vice president and former prime minister Manmohan Singh,” Modi was quoted by PTI.

Modi claimed that the meeting at Aiyar’s house had lasted for almost three hours. He, however, presented no evidence to substantiate his claims.

Modi added that Rafiq had backed Ahmed Patel as the next chief minister of Gujarat. “(On one side) Pakistan Army’s former DG is interfering in Gujarat’s election, on the other side, Pakistan’s people are holding a meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house,” PTI quoted him as saying.

Modi’s attempts to add communal colour to Gujarat elections, where he and his party, the BJP have governed for 22 years have evoked angry reactions from journalists and members of civil society. He’s been widely condemned for lowering the post of prime minister.

In his last election rally, Modi had asked Congress if it was in favour of temple or mosque. His latest speeches have conclusively proved the widely publicised assertions that he can stoop to any low in order to hang on to power.


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