Has Sartaj Aziz been called to feed biryani? Congress asks Centre

When the ruling BJP was in opposition, it kept on saying for ten years that talks and terror can't go hand in hand, the Congress leader said.

Has Sartaj Aziz been called to feed biryani? Congress asks Centre

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday took a jibe at the Center, questioning Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz' presence in Amritsar for the 'Heart of Asia' conference. He asked whether Aziz has been called to feed biriyani.

According to an ANI report, Tewari said: "The fundamental question is what Mr Sartaj Aziz is doing in Amritsar. If this government was indeed wanting to corner Pakistan on terror and they believe that terror and talks should not go hand in hand, so have they called Mr Sartaj Aziz to Amritsar to feed him Amritsari Kulcha or biriyani?"


When the ruling BJP was in opposition, it kept on saying for ten years that talks and terror can't go hand in hand, the Congress leader said.

"For the last 30 months, you are seeing flip flops, U-turns and somersaults including talking about terror with Pakistan. So, therefore, there is absolutely no coherence, no consistency, no tactics to this government's strategy for Pakistan and that's why the deep state of Pakistan has been running circles around India," Tewari added.

Reiterating that the neighboring country has not stopped attacking India, Tewari asked, "Where is the terror stopping that this government keeps on kowtowing to the Pakistani state?"

Tewari made the remark a day after Aziz arrived in Amritsar for the 'Heart of Asia' conference amid speculations that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet for more than the customary handshake.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had, however, earlier this week said that talks were not possible amidst continued terrorism in Pakistan, a clear reference to the latest strike on the Nagrota base.