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Who visited Pak, invited ISI to probe Pathankot attack? Rahul counters PM Modi’s ‘poster boys’ jibe

Gandhi’s remarks come after the Prime Minister on Tuesday called the opposition ‘poster boys of Pakistan’ for seeking proof of IAF’s action on a terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan.

SNS | New Delhi |

In a sharp comeback on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “poster boys of Pakistan” remark for opposition leaders, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said, “everyone knows who the poster boy of Pakistan was”.

“PM Modi is the poster boy of Pakistan, not us,” the Congress president said.

Gandhi’s remarks come after the Prime Minister on Tuesday called the opposition as “poster boys of Pakistan” for seeking proof of IAF’s action on a terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister said the air strike happened in Pakistan, but “some of those sitting in India were hit by it”.

“These “mahamilavati (grand adulteration)” persons have become poster boys of Pakistan by terming it as an ambassador of peace. They are misleading people of the country and trying to demoralise our armed forces by asking for proofs of the IAF air strike,” PM Modi said in his address at a political meeting in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi further claimed that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who invited then Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in and got the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI to probe the Pathankot terror attack.

“Who visited Pakistan for a wedding in Nawaz Sharif’s family? Who invited ISI team to Pathankot? So then, who is the poster boy of Pakistan?” Gandhi asked.

He was referring to PM Modi’s 2015 visit to Lahore days ahead of the wedding of the granddaughter of Sharif and to Pakistan’s joint investigation team visiting Pathankot after a terror attack on an IAF station in 2016.

He further said he has seen the views of families of CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack, who have raised questions on the impact of the airstrike in Pakistan, asserting that the Congress has also said this.