Barbs flew as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal demanded a public apology from PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday after accusing him of shaming India by bowing before Pakistan.
His cabinet colleague Kapil Mishra took it a little further, wondering in a tweet if the PM is an agent of the Pakistani spy agency ISI. The AAP’s tirade against Modi was in response to Pakistani media reports that the Pathankot attack was staged to tarnish Pakistan’s image.
“It is very shameful. For the first time an Indian Prime Minister has shamed the country in front of Pakistan,” Kejriwal tweeted.
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
Do we have a ISI agent as PM now?? Its very serious the way PM is surrendering to anti India forces?— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) April 5, 2016
He later called the NDA government’s foreign policy a failure and took a jibe at Modi’s meeting with Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in December.
“Pathankot was attacked a week after Modiji went to Pakistan to meet Sharif …Some deal was reached between them. Tell the country what it is. The whole country is questioning why India has suddenly fallen to its knees.”
AAP opposed a Pakistan team’s probe into the airbase attack because it had an ISI man. “The government itself said that (Pakistan’s spy agency) ISI was involved in the terror attack. How can the ISI investigate its own role? The Prime Minister should apologise to the nation for (this),” Kejriwal said.
Reacting strongly to AAP’s accusations, the BJP said 125 crore people of India will never forgive anyone calling the Prime Minister an ISI agent.
“When Modi is spreading his message against terrorism in the world, we saw that recently in Saudi Arabia, then for an elected representative to say so is shameful and unfortunate,” party spokesman Sambit Patra said.