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Thursday, April 19, 2018

I Had Not Gone To Pakistan To Have Lunch: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh confirmed that his speech in Islamabad, that condemned terrorism, was not broadcast by local media, neither were the Indian journalists permitted to cover it.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also skipped a lunch hosted by his Pakistan counterpart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad.

Khan had organised the lunch for the visiting dignitaries, who were in Islamabad to attend the 7th SAARC Interior/Home Ministers’ conference.

Singh said he cancelled the luncheon meeting as he had not gone there to have lunch.

However, the Pakistan Interior Minister left the venue immediately after the meeting got over despite being the host of the lunch.After this Mr Singh did not join in for the lunch.

“It is true that Pakistan Interior Minister (Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan) invited everyone for lunch. But then he left in his car. I also left. I have no complaints or grudges as I had not gone there to have lunch,” Singh said.

Later, the Home Minister later had his lunch at his hotel room along with the members of the accompanying Indian delegation.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh confirmed that his speech in Islamabad, that condemned terrorism, was not broadcast by local media, neither were the Indian journalists permitted to cover it. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also skipped a lunch hosted by his Pakistan counterpart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad. Khan had organised the lunch for the visiting dignitaries, who were in Islamabad to attend the 7th SAARC Interior/Home Ministers' conference. Singh said he cancelled the luncheon meeting as he had not gone there to have lunch. However, the Pakistan Interior Minister left the venue immediately after the meeting got over despite being the host of the lunch.After this Mr Singh did not join in for the lunch. “It is true that Pakistan Interior Minister (Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan) invited everyone for lunch. But then he left in his car. I also left. I have no complaints or grudges as I had not gone there to have lunch,” Singh said. Later, the Home Minister later had his lunch at his hotel room along with the members of the accompanying Indian delegation.