PM Modi’s Pakistan conspiracy remark: A strange story with no basis, says Khurshid Kasuri

The issue exploded into a full-blown war between the Congress and the BJP after PM Modi hinted that the Grand Old Party was colluding with Pakistan.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 13, 2017 3:22 pm
Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri and Sudheendra Kulkarni in Mumbai, Monday. Amit Chakravarty

Former Pakistan minister Khurshid Kasuri, who attended a private dinner hosted by now-suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar,  described Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that Pakistan was interfering in the Gujarat Assembly elections as “ajeeboghareeb kahaani jiska koi sar pair nahin hai” — (it is a strange story with no basis).

Speaking to Pakistan channel Samaa TV, Kasuri said: “I am astonished… I had gone for dinner and I hear Pakistan is hatching a conspiracy … in that dinner former PM Manmohan Singh, former vice-president Hamid Ansari, former Army chief Deepak Kapoor, four foreign secretaries and former Indian diplomats to Pakistan, military analysts were present… are they also part of Pakistan’s conspiracy? It is a strange story with no basis.”

The issue exploded into a full-blown war between the Congress and the BJP after PM Modi hinted that the Grand Old Party was colluding with Pakistan. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh demanded Modi to apologise for spreading “falsehood and canards” to “score political points”.

Kasuri claimed PM Modi must have made the remarks hoping to get votes. “Looks like everything is acceptable for the sake of elections. He (Modi) believes he will get votes on the basis of Pakistan angle. Which is why he must have said so. It is unfortunate if this is so,” he said.

Kasuri also said he had met the former RAW chief during one of his previous visits to India and it doesn’t imply they are all colluding.

“I also met the former RAW chief in one of the previous seminars. Are they all colluding? I was here for an event organised by Aspen centre to talk on Pakistan-India relations. Likewise, I was called for a private dinner where Pakistan-India relation, which is disturbed, was discussed,” he said.

For all the latest Elections News, download Indian Express App

  1. S
    s
    Dec 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm
    Bhakts are jumping up and down like monkeys and screeching -"conspiracy".."traitor". let me ask you CowTards one question - Khurshid Kasuri also came to India in 2015 to release his book , LK advani and other BJP leaders were also present. why does Modi govt keep giving this Pakistani a visa ?
    (1)(0)
    Reply
    1. Barb Dewyre
      Dec 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm
      To compare RSS to Jihadis is incorrect. The RSS have never waged any war against armed equals and that to on the other side of the border. They sit in the comfort of their shakhas behind the security provided by our soldiers, force people to sing patriotic songs at any pretext, salute the national flag, which they acknowledged only recently, and appropriate freedom fighters who did not belong to their cadres and who fought in a struggle which the RSS never supported. They DO go around killing hapless, unarmed minorities for no reason other than not subscribing to their food habits, dress code, or simply because they happened to be in the wrong spot at the wrong time. And they call themselves the protectors of the nation? Our Prime Minister is one of them!
      (1)(1)
      Reply
      1. ሆልይ ትርንትይ
        Dec 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm
        RSS picks on the weak and vulnerable, it can only attack women and children. RSS is FASCIST
        (1)(0)
        Reply
      2. ሆልይ ትርንትይ
        Dec 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm
        What has the BJP/Modi done to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits into their lawful Kashmir homes??
        (1)(1)
        Reply
        1. I
          Indian
          Dec 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm
          Ex-PM, Ex-VP, Ex-ARMY Chief etc of India enjoying DINNER with JIHADI SUPPORTER PA-KI ARMY STOOGE "KASURI" is equivalent to SPITTING on the FACE of MARTYRED INDIAN SOLDIERS who DIED DEFENDING INDIA from JIHADIS. .............. KASURI was the FOREIGN MINISTER of KARGIL BUTCHER MUSHARRAF from 2002 to 2007 and was part of the JIHADI KI-LLING of INDIAN SOLDIERS. ............... If Ex-PM, Ex-VP, Ex-ARMY CHIEF have no guilt feeling while enjoying DINNER with JIHAD SUPPORTER "KASURI", don't blame the SOLDIERS if they re-think on sacrificing their life fighting to save India from JIHADIS.
          (1)(5)
          Reply
          1. ሆልይ ትርንትይ
            Dec 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm
            RSS are Saffron Taliban and act as a 5th Column in India. RSS has a Private Fascist Army.
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. S
              s
              Dec 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm
              Why did the Modi govt give this "jihadi supporter" a VISA ? He also came to India in 2015 to release his book , LK advani and other BJP leaders were also present. So why does Modi keep giving this "jihadi supporter" a visa ?
              (0)(1)
              Reply
            2. I
              Indian
              Dec 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm
              Khurshid Mahmud KASURI is a PA-KI ARMY STOOGE and was FOREIGN MINISTER to KARGIL BUTCHER MUSHARRAF from 2002 to 2007. The Ex-PM, Ex-VP, Ex-ARMY CHIEF etc should not enjoyed DINNER with this JIHAD SUPPORTER when Jihadis are KI-LLING INDIAN SOLDIERS everyday. ............................. Presently, PA-KI ARMY has "PLACED" KASURI as "Chairman of the Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Task Force on Kashmir" so that KASURI leads the JIHAD against India when PA-KI ARMY makes Imran Khan the next PM of PAK in 2018 Pak Elections.
              (2)(1)
              Reply
              1. ሆልይ ትርንትይ
                Dec 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm
                Modi is a RSS stooge.
                (1)(0)
                Reply
              2. Load More Comments