Kolkata: Courting controversy Triamool Congress MP Idris Ali made a shocking allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ‘links to terrorism’ which is why the attack on the Pathankot Air Force Base was executed resulting in the death of seven defence personnel.
The MP attacked Prime Minister Modi saying he went to Pakistan simply to appease the minorities and India.
“The Prime Minister wants to make minorities happy and it is for that purpose only that he went to Pakistan. Interestingly it was after his visit that there was an attack on the nation. I think he has ties with terrorists and it is because of that the attack happened at Pathankot. Why did the terrorists attack only after he went to Pakistan?” Ali said.
However, he was quick to add that his comments were strictly personal and did not reflect the views of TMC.
Meanwhile, Ali faced swift reprimand from his party who are contemplating action on him for his controversial statement.
“Very unhealthy and crass comments. We have sought a reply from him to explain himself, following which we might take action against him. His comments certainly do not reflect the view of the party,” TMC spokesperson Derek O’Brien told ANI.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also hit out at the West Bengal government for maintaining silence on the issue and said it was a clear case of ‘vote bank politics’. (ANI)