NCP Chief slams PM for distorting statement

Aurangabad: PM Modi should have verified my statement before criticizing me said NCP chief Sharad Pawar taking a dig at PM yesterday.

Addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Nashik, PM Modi had claimed Pawar said he liked Pakistan.

Replying to PM Modi’s comments, the NCP chief accused the prime minister of distorting his statement he had made at a party meeting.

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“The Prime Minister said I have love for our neighboring country….I have been defence minister of this country. The Prime Minister should have verified my statement before criticizing me,” Mr Pawar said.

“I had said that political and military leaders of Pakistan keep making false statements against India to maintain their clout in Pakistani politics. These words do not describe any love for Pakistan,” Mr Pawar said.

The NCP Chief further added: “I will not criticise
Modi further because I do not want to hurt the dignity of prime minister’s office

PM Modi on Thursday, alleged Congress leaders’ comments were being used by other countries and terror outfits against India.

He said: “I can understand the confusion of the Congress. But Sharad Pawar? I feel bad when an experienced leader like him makes wrong statements for votes.

“He said he likes the neighbouring country. But everyone knows where the terror factory is,” the PM had said.

After PM made the statements, the party later released video of Mr Pawar’s original remarks, where he had said that political and military establishment of Pakistan spreads hatred against India, but when he visited that country during Indian cricket team’s Pakistan tour, he saw people’s love for India.

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