New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over handling of Pakistan policy, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the announcement by Abdul Basit is a slap on India's face.
Within hours after Basit's statement, Kejriwal took to Twitter and wrote, “Today's announcements by Pakistan are a slap on India's face, thanks to our PM.”
Todays announcements by Pak are a slap on India's face, thanks to our PM
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 7, 2016
A couple of days ago, Kejriwal had addressed a press conference wherein he had said that PM Modi's "invitation" to Pakistani JIT, which included an ISI official, amounted to giving a "clean chit" to the spy agency for the Pathankot attack and demanded that he tender an "apology" for the "monumental" foreign policy failure.
He had alleged that Modi had entered into a deal with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif during his Lahore visit in December last year, and sought to know its details "in the country's interest".
"The Prime Minister called over ISI officials despite being aware that it was behind the Pathankot terror attack which amounted to a clean chit. Now the JIT has reportedly claimed that India had itself staged the attack. No prime minister has capitulated before Pakistan the way Modi ji has," Kejriwal had said.
After such an "abject surrender", who will believe India's long-held position that the Pakistani spy agency is behind terror strikes in India. "It's a monumental foreign policy failure," the AAP chief had said.
"But what is the reason behind this failure? The country wants to know about the deal struck between Modi ji and Sharif. The country is being sold. The Prime Minister should apologise to the people of the country," he had added.
During an event at the Foreign Correspondents club in the national capital today, Basit had said that the peace process between India and Pakistan is suspended.