Congress, AAP demand Nitin Patel apology over Pathankot remark

“The minister should apologise to the nation and also resign from his ministerial portfolio,” said Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:January 7, 2016 3:37 am

Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday targeted state Health Minister and government spokesperson Nitin Patel over his reported remark that “Pathankot terror attack was a small incident” and demanded apology from him.

However, Patel maintained that he did not make any such statement and rejected the demand of the opposition parties.

The minister reportedly made the remarks during an event to launch a few public projects in Veraval on Tuesday.

“The minister should apologise to the nation and also resign from his ministerial portfolio,” said Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil.

AAP too slammed Patel, with its member and former MLA Kanubhai Kalsaria saying, “The comments of the state government’s spokesperson is highly irresponsible and shocking… The minister should apologise to the families of the martrys and the nation.”

However, Patel denied making any such remark.

“I had stated that the Indian Army is the best in the world and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a leader with strong will-power. I had also said that several terrorists have been killed on the border since Modi took over as Prime Minister,” he told The Indian Express.

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