I&B Minister Manish Tewari took on Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, calling the latter immature for raking up the Sir Creek issue at a time when the state is in the middle of a hotly contested election and the Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik is in India.
Tewari went on to say, “we don’t need a certificate from Modi on our nationalism credentials. There can be nothing more immature than bringing up the Sir Creek issue at this time.”
The Congress is accusing Modi of politicising the Sir Creek issue and chose to point out that it was Vajpayee who is responsible for the current status quo. Manish Tewari even said that Modi has no right to speak on the issue as what was he doing when the NDA was in power.
Terming Modi’s comments irresponsible, Tewari accused him of trying to milk political mileage by raising the spectre of security concerns.