Pakistan rejects India's allegations of influencing elections as baseless

12:54 PM | 11 Dec, 2017
Pakistan rejects India's allegations of influencing elections as baseless
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ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan on Monday rubbished Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that Islamabad was meddling in the assembly elections in India's Gujrat.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal in a tweet termed the accusation "utterly baseless and irresponsible".

He tweeted saying "India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible".

On Sunday, Modi played his Pakistan card during the election campaign while addressing a rally in Gujrat.

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Addressing a rally in northern Gujarat’s Palanpur, Modi referred to a Facebook post by the former director general of the Pakistan Army, Sardar Arshad Rafiq, saying that senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel should be the next Gujarat chief minister. The post was covered by a section of the Indian media.

“There were media reports yesterday about a meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house. It was attended by Pakistan’s high commissioner, Pakistan’s former foreign minister, India’s former vice president, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,” Modi said. Adding that they met for almost three hours, he said: “The next day, Mani Shankar Aiyar said Modi was ‘neech’. This is a serious matter.”

This isn’t the first time the BJP is referring to Pakistan in an election campaign. Last year, ahead of the Assam election, which it won, the BJP said if the Congress won, fireworks would go off in celebration in Pakistan.