Pathankot probe fallout: Central govt seeks public apology from Arvind Kejriwal

Wants Kejriwal to apologise for ‘ISI’ remark made against Modi by one of his ministers

New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday sought a public apology from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the ‘ISI agent’ remark made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Delhi’s Water Resource Minister Kapil Mishra.

Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad

“We condemn such shameful remarks. It is the height of shamefulness. We demand a public apology from Arvind Kejriwal for this shameful and malicious remark against our Prime Minister,” Prasad said at a press conference. He said no minister of any government has ever made such malicious remarks against the Prime Minister of the country.

“Kejriwal should apologise for this act of his minister. On the one hand, he expects cooperation from the Centre, but on the other, his minister is making malicious remarks against our Prime Minister,” Prasad said.

Mishra kicked up a row after he termed Modi an ‘ISI agent’. “Do we have an ISI agent as PM now?? Its very serious the way PM is surrendering to anti-India forces?” he Mishar had tweeted on Tuesday.

Mishra explains
Justifying his remarks on PM Modi, Mishra said, “Every child in the country is asking the same question. I stand by my (Tuesday) remark. I have doubts about Modi’s agenda for sure.”

Mishra’s earlier comments followed the Modi government’s decision to allow a Pakistani team to probe the terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot in Punjab.

Badal attacks AAP
Channu: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal yesterday attacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leadership for adopting ‘double standards’ on the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue and asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to clear his stand.

“Kejriwal owes an answer to the people of Punjab on what was the stand of his party on this emotive issue concerning every Punjabi,” he told the gathering at a Sangat Darshan programme in Lambi assembly segment.

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