Apropos Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's comments on the Sarabjit Singh issue, union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said on Saturday that nobody can stop the BJP leader from speaking, but "speaking without knowing the facts" was wrong.
"Modi-ji can speak anything, who will stop him? But anybody speaking without knowing the facts is wrong," Shinde said here, when asked about Modi's criticism of UPA government's foreign policy over the issue of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian convict who was assaulted at Lahore jail yesterday.
Modi called the Centre "weak" and said it had suffered a "total blackout" in foreign policy, and had failed on all fronts, which was reflected in the incident at Lahore.
Shinde was in Daman to lay the foundation stone of its first police training school.
He also took on Modi on the condition of roads, saying, "Modi talks about development, but the condition of Gujarat roads between Daman and Dadra Nagar-Haveli is an indicator of the development. They are in very bad shape, and home ministry will write a letter to Gujarat government on the issue."