Stop writing love letters: Cong to PM Modi on Pak Day greetings

New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) The Congress on Saturday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending best wishes to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the eve of the neighbouring country’s National Day.
Official sources said Modi sent a letter to Khan on Friday, greeting people of Pakistan on the eve of its National Day and highlighting the importance of a terror-free South Asia.
Pakistan National Day is celebrated on March 23 every year to mark the signing of the Lahore Resolution on this day in 1940.
Drawing words from an interview Modi gave to a television channel when the UPA was in power, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked the prime minister to stop writing “love letters” to Pakistan.
“… chowkidar hid the fact that he had wished Pak PM on Pak National Day without a word on Pak terrorism. Muscular politics soap opera for people and media only,” Surjewala said on Twitter.
Sharing a clip of Modi’s interview, he said, “Modi ji, stop writing these love letters to Pakistan.”
“Modi ji, is this your love for your nation?” he asked.
Posing 10 questions to Modi, Surjewala asked why he did not bring up LeT, JeM, Dawood Ibrahim in the letter and why he had visited Pakistan on Nawaz Sharif’s birthday as an “uninvited guest”.
The Congress spokesperson asked why on March 27, 2016, the ISI, which protects terrorists, was invited to India to investigate the Pathankot terror attack.
“On March 30, 2016, Amit Shah you had praised the ISI in Kolkata and expressed your trust in them,” Surjewala alleged.
He also asked why Modi did not speak out against Pakistan when its forces killed two Indian soldiers, Mandeep Singh and Narendra Singh, and mutilated their bodies.
“If anyone needs to apologise to the nation for preserving Pakistan, ISI and terrorists then it is Modi ji and Amit Shah ji and the nation wants answers from them,” Surjewala said.

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