After Congress, Left parties hit out at Modi: ‘Now we know who Pakistan actually wants as PM’

The Left parties on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi over comments made by his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan in support of the BJP and said with this statement the neighbouring country has made it clear who it wants as India’s next PM.

According to a report of Press Trust of India, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said that Khan’s statement raised concerns over foreign governments “influencing” the outcome of the general elections in India.

“Pakistan has been the only issue of Modi’s election campaign, where he has scurrilously tried to link it to opposition. Now, we know who Pakistan actually wants as PM, the only Indian PM to have invited ISI to a military base, and the only one who went to Pakistan uninvited,” Yechury tweeted.

“We have serious concerns about foreign governments influencing our democratic election process. Last year, it was reported that ISI wants Modi as PM. Now Pakistani PM says it,” he said.

CPI leader D Raja questioned Khan’s locus standi on commenting on the government of a neighbouring country.

“It is not his business to comment on the government of India. It will be decided by the people of this country. How does Khan know that the other governments will not support the peace process between the two countries? Now, it is for Modi to answer why Imran Khan is batting for him. Has Modi asked him to bat for him and his party?,” Raja asked.

Earlier, the Congress lashed out at Modi saying that Pakistan has ‘officially sided’ with Modi and vote for him would be a vote for Pakistan.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that said there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if PM Narendra Modi’s BJP comes to power again. 

Khan said that the Congress party might be too scared to seek a settlement with Pakistan over Kashmir, fearing a backlash from the right wing if they come to power.

“Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” Imran Khan told journalists in an interview.

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