Imran Khan has said that the deteriorating relations between India-Pakistan will improve after the Modi government is voted out of power.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is always confused about the relationship with the Modi government. Recently, in an interview to the American media, the Pakistani PM said, India-Pakistan relations will improve after the Modi government leaves power. Imran also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of following the ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Earlier, Imran had said ahead of India’s 2019 Lok Sabha elections that if Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister again, the Kashmir talks can continue.
A New York Times reporter asked Imran whether relations between India and Pakistan would improve if the Modi government was voted out of power. In response, the Pakistani PM said, he knows India better than any other Pakistani. He also said that he got more love and respect from India than any other country because cricket is most popular among people here. This game is like a religion in both the countries.
Spoke to PM Modi first after becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan: Imran
Imran said that when he became the Prime Minister of Pakistan, he first talked to Narendra Modi. During this conversation, he told the Indian Prime Minister that his goal is to reduce poverty in Pakistan. Imran claimed that he told Prime Minister Modi that the best way to eradicate poverty was to have normal and good trade relations between India and Pakistan. This will benefit both the countries.
Had there been another government, relations would have been resolved through talks: Imran
The Pakistani PM said that we always tried to improve the relationship, but we did not get any answer. I think this is a strange ideology of RSS. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also associated with this ideology. Imran told the New York Times reporter that in such a situation the answer to your question is yes. Had India been led by someone else, I think we would have had a good relationship with them. We would have resolved all our differences through dialogue.
What did Imran say on Kashmir?
The New York Times reporter asked another question whether Pakistan would consider it a victory for India if the status quo in Kashmir persists. In response, Imran Khan said that it would be a disaster for India. This means that this fight will continue. And so as long as this continues, there will be no normalcy between Pakistan and India.
What did Imran say during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections?
Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Imran Khan said that if the Bharatiya Janata Party wins in India and Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister again, the chances of peace talks will be high. BJP is a right wing party and if it wins then talks on Kashmir can continue. He had also said in a conversation with foreign journalists that if the new government of India is formed by the Congress, then it may be afraid of talks with Pakistan.
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