PM Modi must apologise, Manmohan reiterates this time in a video

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The Congress Party needs no sermons on "nationalism" from a party and prime minister, the whose compromised track record on fighting terrorism is well known, he added.

Hours after that meeting, Manmohan Singh surfaced with a video message for PM Modi.

Pakistan's former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri on Wednesday dismissed as "a odd story with no basis" the claim made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Islamabad was interfering in the Gujarat Assembly polls.

Singh issued a statement after reports of him attending a meeting where a Pakistan envoy was present. He questioned why former Union Minister Anand Sharma had first denied that the meeting with former Pakistan Foreign Secretary Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri had taken place. He claimed some Pakistani officials and Manmohan Singh met at then Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's house over dinner on December 6.

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The former Pakistan's Finance Minister said these allegations made by Modi in the middle of the elections are just to gain votes and win the elections the odd way.

The Congress tweeted: "Former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress President-Elect Rahul Gandhi pay their respects to the martyrs who died protecting the Temple of Democracy in #ParliamentAttack of 2001". "Manmohan Singh is very angry these days".

Pointing out that Modi had gone to Pakistan uninvited after the terrorist attacks in Udhampur and Gurdaspur, Singh said "let him also tell the country the reason for inviting the infamous ISI of Pakistan to our strategic Air Base in Pathankot to investigate a terror attack that emanated from Pakistan".

"The discussion was confined to Indo-Pakistan relations". He blamed that Manmohan Singh along with the others were planning a conspiracy and that Pakistan was trying to influence the Gujarat assembly elections.

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"Just a day before polling, both Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singhji are only maliciously attacking the prime minister".

"Where was his concern for the dignity of the Prime Minister's office when a Congress MP tore the ordinance in public", Shah asked.

Kasuri said that he is invited to such seminars and events because of his association with the India-Pakistan peace process and work on Kashmir.

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