Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera today created a furore at the India TV conclave by comparing India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi with dreaded terrorists Maulana Masood Azhar, Osama bin Laden, Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI.
Khera's deplorable comments came during the 'Vande Mataram' Conclave hosted by India TV. In a debate with BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, Pawan Khera said, MODI stands for -- Masood Azhar, Osama, Dawood and ISI.
Khera was immediately hooted by the audience as they demanded an immediate apology from Khera. The gathered audience also shouted - Shame! Shame!
India TV denounces the deplorable comments made by Pawan Khera against the Prime Minister.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra took a strong objection to it and called it highly deplorable. "You cannot call the Prime Minister of this country like this. You must apologise," Sambit Patra said.
Pawan Khera, however, did not apologise for his comments by the time this report was being prepared.
This is not the first time any Congress leader has used deplorable comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the 2017 Gujarat elections, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had called the Prime Minister “neech aadmi”. Aiyar’s barb had come during the last day of Gujarat election campaign that the Congress lost narrowly. Aiyar was later suspended from the Congress Party, only to be included later.
Vande Mataram is India TV's day-long conclave against terrorism. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley started the event with India TV's Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma.
The event was also attended by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev where he urged the government to take a conclusive action against Pakistan. "It was high time Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) be made an integral part of India," Baba Ramdev said at the India TV Vande Mataram conclave, earlier in the day.
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Audience shouted 'Shame' 'Shame' as @INCIndia spokesperson @Pawankhera described MODI as Masood Azhar, Osama bin Laden, Dawood Ibrahim and ISI. Strong repartee from @BJP4India spokesperson @sambitswaraj Patra @indiatvnews #VandeMataramIndiaTV pic.twitter.com/VAYTNFKjbV— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) March 16, 2019