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India's Congress Party slams Modi for surprise visit to Pakistan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-01-07 09:20

NEW DELHI - India's main opposition Congress Party Wednesday made a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent surprise visit to Pakistan.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said that Modi's Lahore visit to meet Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif showed he trusts Pakistanis more than his ministers.

"Looks like the prime minister trusts those on the other side of the border more than us even when they have betrayed us again and again," Tiwari told the media in the national capital.

The senior Congress leader and former Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister, also slammed Modi for not consulting opposition parties before making such a overture towards Pakistan.

"Modi should have taken opposition parties into confidence before taking such a step. He went there uninvited. Look what followed," he said, referring to the terror attack on Pathankot air base.

Some 10 days back, Modi had made a surprise visit to Lahore to meet Sharif on his 66th birthday while returning from Afghanistan, in an indication that bilateral relations are warming up again.

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