Azam Khan’s claims PM met Dawood in Pakistan are false, baseless: Govt

While BJP attacked Khan, even a Congress spokesperson attached no importance to it saying it cannot be believed.

By: PTI | Published: February 6, 2016 9:37 pm
Narendra Modi, Azam Khan, Modi Pakistan visit, Modi Sharif PAkistan meeting, Dawood Ibrahim, azam modi dawood meeting, bjp azam modi comment, india news, latest news, “Prime Minister visited Pakistan by breaking international laws. He also met Dawood there. Let him (Modi) deny. I will give evidence. Who all did he meet behind closed doors?” Azam Khan claimed.

Government on Saturday rubbished as “false and baseless” the allegation of senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, who plumbed new depths to claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Lahore at the residence of his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during his Christmas Day visit.

“There are certain statements in a section of press that prime accused in serial blasts in Mumbai, Dawood Ibrahim, was also present during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on December 25, 2015. These statements are baseless, unfounded and totally false,” an official spokesman said reacting to Khan’s claim.

READ | PM Modi met Dawood Ibrahim at Sharif’s house in Lahore: Azam Khan

While BJP attacked Khan, even a Congress spokesperson attached no importance to it saying it cannot be believed.

“Prime Minister visited Pakistan by breaking international laws. He also met Dawood there. Let him (Modi) deny. I will give evidence. Who all did he meet behind closed doors?” Khan claimed.

He said besides Sharif, his mother, his wife and daughters, Dawood Ibrahim was also present when Modi met them at the Pakistan Prime Minister’s residence when he went there on December 25 last.

BJP’s Sudhanshu Mittal asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to “immediately” dismiss the minister.

“If Akhilesh means business, he should immediately dismiss him for disturbing communal harmony and brining shame to the nation. I am shocked,” he said.

Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said Khan has been in public life for a long time and he should not have made the statement without substantiating it.

“We may have differences with a lot of personalities but that does not mean we believe in whatever is said,” he said adding that Khan is the same person who asked UP policemen to trace his buffalo.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. P
    Paul
    Feb 6, 2016 at 5:25 pm
    I am sure the people who voted for this are cursing themselves.
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. S
      svpm
      Feb 6, 2016 at 4:52 pm
      acutually I don't want to comment because I don't know anything about it.
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. R
        Rajesh
        Feb 6, 2016 at 5:49 pm
        It is confirmed that Dawood was enjoying with Azam Khan's 4 i ammis at the time. So no chance he was at the meeting.
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. M
          MKS Dri
          Feb 7, 2016 at 2:32 am
          This only confirms that this fellow Azam and Dawood are in touch with each other and seems to be meeting also frequently at unknown place. Otherwise, sitting here, how does he know that PM Modiji met with Dawood?? High time the IB takes up full surveillance of Azam's activities!!!
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. S
            SHREEKUMAR
            Feb 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm
            AZAM IS A LIAR AND NERD CLINGY FUSTRATED AND STUPID POLITICIAN AND HE ONLY EXPLODING THE LIE BOMBS JUST BECAUSE OF THE FORTHCOMING UP ELECTIONS.WE INDIANS ARE NOT FOOLS .HONORABLE MR.SHERIEF HE NEVER INVITE THIS BLOODY THIRD RATE DAWOOD IBRAHIM FOR HIS DAUGHTERS MARRIAGE.HE IS JUST MAKING THE STORY.BECAUSE HE STILL CANT TOLERATE THE HUGE VICTORY OF BJP IN UP LAND AND THEY ALL ARE PURPOSELY SPREADING THE SORIES EVERY DAY LIKE MR MODJI A HADCORE HINDU LEADER AND MANY STORIES .MULAYAM NEED THE MUSLIM SUPPORT LIKE THE MORON LALOO NEED THE MUSLIM SUPPORT IN BIHAR.PEOPLE OF INDIA THEY KNOW WHO IS MODI AND WE DONT NEED TO YOUR BLOODY CERTIFICATE FOR OUR CREDENTIALS .AND YOU ARE THE FIT CANDIDATE FOR THE POST OF DAWOODS UNDER SECRETARY
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Load More Comments