New Delhi: Hitting out Azam Khan for claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim during his recent visit to Pakistan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday advised the at Uttar Pradesh Government to get the Urban Development Minister ‘treated’ in Agra.
“It’s very unfortunate and stupid of him that he is making such allegations. He should be behaving like a responsible leader from a ruling party in UP. Azam Khan is known for such statements but I never thought he could fall to such depths,” BJP leader Zafar Islam said.
Asserting that Samajwadi party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav need to take cognizance of Khan’s repetitive jibes at the Prime Minister, he added that the latter’s statements were always an insult to the nation.
“The Samajwadi Party senior leadership should take him for treatment. Agra is not far from where he lives,” Islam said.
Earlier, Khan claimed that he had proof of India’s most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim being present during Prime Minister Modi’s surprise meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore last year.
However, the government has rubbished Khan’s allegation as ‘false and baseless’.
“There are certain statements in a section of press that prime accused in serial blasts in Mumbai, Dawood Ibrahim, was also present during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on December 25, 2015. These statements are baseless, unfounded and totally false,” said a clarification issued from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.