PM Narendra Modi's Pakistan visit wasn't wrong: Nitish Kumar

PM Narendra Modi on December 25, 2015 sprang a surprise with a 150-minute visit to Lahore where he greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday.

Updated: Jan 08, 2016, 12:56 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi's Pakistan visit wasn't wrong: Nitish Kumar

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to visit Pakistan and meet his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore was not wrong.

Interestingly, JD(U) leader KC Tyagi had earlier said that party was "stunned" by PM's decision to visit Pakistan.

"I am stunned and shocked. At this moment, I can think of beheaded Hemraj," JD(U) leader had said.

PM Modi on December 25, 2015 sprang a surprise with a 150-minute visit to Lahore where he greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday and had talks during which they decided to open ways for peace for the "larger good" of the people of the two countries.

The ties between India and Pakistan have witnessed some positive developments, however, after a chill of several months. The two countries recently decided to launch a comprehensive dialogue after Modi and Sharif met in Paris recently. But Tyagi said in the wake of Modi's surprise move that "nothing is going to improve unless the leaders of Pakistan change their mindset. Pakistan should know that friendship with India on one hand and betrayal on the other cannot go together."