Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over allowing a Pakistani team to probe the terrorist attack on Pathankot airbase, saying he has shamed the country by bowing before Pakistan.
India had allowed a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan, including an ISI official, to visit India last month to probe the terrorist attack in January on the air force station. The team had visited the airbase on March 29, as a part of the ongoing investigation.
मुँह में राम बग़ल में छुरी। BJP/RSS वाले मुँह से "भारत माता की जय" बोलते है और ISI को बुलाकर भारत माता की पीठ में छुरा भोंक देते हैं।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 5, 2016
Kejriwal’s attack came after Pakistantoday.com, a news website, cited a report of the JIT which said that the attack at the airbase in Punjab was a drama staged to malign Pakistan. The report also states of the lack of evidence that attackers entered India from Pakistan.
“It is very shameful. For the first time an Indian Prime Minister has shamed the country in front of Pakistan,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said in another tweet.
Later during a press conference, Kejriwal said the country’s foreign policy was a failure and asked the PM to apologise and tell the people about the deal in which he gave a clean chit to the ISI.
“Some deal was reached between Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif. Tell the country what it is? The whole country is questioning why India has suddenly fallen to its knees,” he said.
“Pathankot was attacked a week after Modiji went to Pakistan to meet Nawaz Sharif. Did PM write a strong letter?” he asked.
The AAP has been protesting government’s decision to allow Pakistan’s JIT a role in the investigation on the ground that the ISI, a state actor, has long been the instigator of terrorism in India.