Arun Jaitley rejects Manmohan’s demand for PM Modi’s apology, says Cong must give details of the meeting
Union Finance Minister Arun Jailtey has now reacted to ex-PM Manmohan Singh’s sharp criticism of Narendra Modi regarding the meeting with Pakistanis in Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house.
Arun Jaitley reacted shortly after Manmohan Singh issued a statement where he had rejected PM Modi’s charges as ‘innuendos and falsehoods’. Jaitley said, ” Former PM Manmohan Singh has issued a statement asking PM Modi to apologise for what he said in an election rally with regard to a meeting involving Pakistani delegations. It is surprising that Congress party expect the Prime Minister of India to apologise for it”.
Arun Jaitley upped the ante by demanding that Congress must give a detailed ‘facts what transpired in that meeting & what was the necessity of having it in present circumstances’. He accuse Congress of changing goalposts in this entire incident. Jaitley said that yesterday there were on denial about it’ and are now saying it was a ‘misadventure’. He said that rather than giving full clarification they are trying to ‘blame those raising the issue’. Jaitley tried to corner Mani Shankar Aiyar accusing him of having inconsistent position regarding Pakistan. Union Finance Minister said, “