“A Better chance of peace talks with India if Modi wins”: Pakistan PM Imran Khan
Things turned different from the opponent countries India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attacks which led to the Surgical Strike 2.0. Pakistan has however yielded with the release of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was held hostile. Followed by this, Pakistan’s supremo has taken another step to make the relations cordial. In an interaction with the foreign journalists, Imran Khan reacted on the elections in India.
The cricketer-turned-politician shocked everyone making statements in support of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi that there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin on April 11. “Perhaps if the BJP, a right-wing party wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” said Imran Khan.
He also said that if Congress party comes to power in New Delhi, then the Kashmir issue will not get a solution. And this has welcomed criticism from Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Jammu and Kashmir politicians like Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti who slammed the comments.
On this note, Congress spokesperson Randeep Sing Surjewala has taken to his Twitter account to condemn the comments. “Pak has officially allied with Modi! ‘A vote for Modi is a vote for Pakistan’, says Pak PM Imran Khan,” read his tweet. Omar Abdullah, the former Jammu, and Kashmir chief minister lashed out on Modi saying: “So much for Modi Sahib telling the country only Pakistan and its sympathizers want BJP to lose. Imran Khan has just endorsed him for a 2nd term.”