Sushma Swaraj counters Rahul Gandhi's claims over PM Modi's Pakistan visit, calls them 'incorrect'

Terming Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's claims over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Pakistan visit 'incorrect', External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that the PM had apprised her after he spoke to his counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Updated: Mar 02, 2016, 21:14 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj counters Rahul Gandhi's claims over PM Modi's Pakistan visit, calls them 'incorrect'

New Delhi: Terming Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's claims over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Pakistan visit 'incorrect', External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that the PM had apprised her after he spoke to his counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Speaking to ANI, Swaraj said, 'After he spoke to PM Sharif, PM Modi had called me to seek my opinion on his visit to Lahore. Had I been in Parliament today, I would have given him an answer right then and there”

“During the visit, I had told PM that this will be a very 'out of the box' move and that he should go to Lahore. So what Rahul Gandhi has said is incorrect,' she added.

Attacking the PM over his surprise visit to Pakistan, Rahul had today said, “Pakistan directly attacked this country in Mumbai. Almost 200 people were murdered and butchered. And what did PM do? Without any thought or vision, the PM decided to go and have tea with Pakistan PM."

He further mentioned Sushma's name, stating, "PM didn't consult the armed forces, he didn't consult the officials, I don't think he even discussed with Sushma ji."

(With Agency inputs)