Union telecommunications minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Wednesday sought a public apology from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his minister’s ‘ISI’ remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said that while Delhi government expected cooperation from the Centre, “their ministers use such a condemnable, shameful language” against the Prime Minister.
Delhi’s tourism minister, Kapil Mishra, on Tuesday had tweeted on Tuesday, “Do we have a ISI agent as PM now?? Its very serious the way PM is surrendering to anti India forces?”
Mishra’s tweet was in response to the central government’s decision to allow a Joint Pakistani investigation team to visit Pathankot where terrorists had struck an Air Force base in January.
Prasad said, “We condemn it very strongly and demand a public apology from Arvind Kejriwal for the completely irresponsible, malicious and shameful comment of his minister.”
Prasad, according to news agency PTI, called Mishra’s remarks “limit of shamelessness” adding that “No minister of any government since Independence has used such a term for any Prime Minister.”
When asked if he was seeking a public apology from Kejriwal as a Union minister or a BJP leader, Prasad said “I speak for my Prime Minister.”