Opposition parties attacked on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he sees a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP wins the national election. As the opposition parties always accused BJP of “speaking Pakistan’s language” the allegations have intensified. “Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” Imran Khan quoted.
From Omar Abdullah to Mehbooba Mufti all the opposition parties seized the chance to hit back at PM Modi. Congress spokesperson Randeep Sing Surjewala tweeted, “Pakistan has officially allied with Modi! A vote for Modi is a vote for Pakistan.”
“Why does Pakistan want Modi-ji to win? PM Modi, please tell the nation how deep your relationship is with Pakistan? All Indians should know that if PM Modi wins then crackers will be burst in Pakistan,” tweeted AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.
“Pakistan mein macha shor, Narendra Modi once more (There’s clamor in Pakistan for a second term for Narendra Modi)”, Mr. Kejriwal added.
Omar Abdullah, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister wrote on Twitter, “So much for Modi Sahib telling the country only Pakistan and its sympathizers want BJP to lose. Imran Khan has just endorsed him for a 2nd term”.
Mehbooba Mufti, the leader of the PDP and a former BJP ally, remarked that “Bhakts scratching their heads & at wit ends wondering if they should praise Imran Khan or not.”
On February 14, after Pakistan based terror group JeM had carried out a suicide terror attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama killing 40 personnel, the situation worsened. After that India as a reply carried out air strikes on major terror training camps in Pakistan’s Balakot. Imran Khan assured that Islamabad was determined to destroy all Pakistan-based terror groups in the country and that the government had full support from Pakistan’s Army for the programme.