Former Army Chief who attended Aiyar’s dinner rejects Modi’s ‘Pak conspiracy’ remark

New Delhi: General Deepak Kapoor, former Chief of Army Staff who attended the dinner hosted by Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “conspiracy with Pakistan” remark.

According to the news published in India Today, he said that only India-Pakistan relations were discussed. He also said that he doesn’t want to involve into a political issue.

General Deepak Kapoor and several diplomats were present at the meeting.

It may be noted that General Kapoor fought 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. He led the Indian Army successfully.

Earlier, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday has accused PM Modi of spreading false news to win the assembly elections. He said, “I am deeply pained and anguished by the falsehood and canards being spread to score political points in a lost cause by none less than Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi. Fearing imminent defeat in Gujarat, the desperation of Prime Minister to hurl every abuse and latch on to every straw is palpable. Sadly & regrettably, Sh. Modi is setting a dangerous precedent by his insatiable desire to tarnish every constitutional office, including that of a Former Prime Minister and Army Chief.”

Meanwhile, Congress President-elect, Rahul Gandhi told that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments against his predecessor Manmohan Singh over a dinner meeting with Pakistani diplomats were unacceptable.

It may be mentioned that on Sunday while addressing a rally in Gujarat’s Banaskantha, Prime Minister Modi alleged that former Pakistan Army director general Arshad Rafique was helping Patel to become the Gujarat chief minister.
“Former Pakistan Army director general Arshad Rafique was backing and willing to help make Ahmed Patel the chief minister,” he said.

The prime minister had also questioned suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former vice-president Hamid Ansari’s meeting with the Pakistan High Commissioner.


With inputs from PTI/ANI