Kasuri was responding to shocking allegations by PM Narendra Modi, who accused Congress leaders of being in cahoots with Pakistan to ensure the BJP loses the Assembly elections in Gujarat. This, because some of them met at a social event.
The former Pakistan finance minister said these allegations were a vote gathering ploy by Modi.
“The allegations are baseless. They think that by giving it a Pakistan angle, they can get votes”, said Kasuri, to Samaa, a Pakistani news channel.
“I have met even the chief of RAW in previous seminars. So does that imply, all of them were colluders?” he asked, referring to India’s intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis wing.
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Kasuri was one of the attendees of a party hosted by the now-suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar. The party was attended by several dignitaries, including former Army chief Deepak Kapoor, former PM Manmohan Singh and former vice president Hamid Ansari.
Defending his presence at the event, Kasuri said that because of his association with the India-Pakistan peace process, he has been invited to several meetings and get together in the past.
On Sunday , during an election rally in Gujarat the PM alleged the Congress and Pakistan were hatching a conspiracy to ensure the BJP loses the Gujarat assembly elections.
“…news is that Pakistan High Commissioner and foreign minister and Manmohan Singh met at his house just before the Gujarat polls. This is a serious issue that I want to ask. What is the reason for secret meeting with Pakistanis,” asked Modi.
Source : timesofindia