Islamabad, Apr 10 : Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has supported the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying both the countries will have a better chance of settling the Kashmir dispute if Modi-led BJP government returned to power.
According to the media reports here, the cricketer-turned-politician further said if the Congress comes to power at the Centre then it might not start a dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir as it will be scared of the opposition. "Perhaps if the BJP - a right-wing party - wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached," Khan was quoted as saying.
Khan further said that he seeks a meaningful dialogue on Kashmir issue with the BJP if it comes to power despite the fact that Muslims were facing continuous attack under Modi rule. Muslim-ness is under attack, said Khan and added that he had never expected to witness something like this. Citing his Indian Muslim friends he said they were happy about their situation in India but they are now worried due to the rise of extreme Hindu Nationalism.
Drawing a parallel between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Modi he said that their campaign and rallies were based on "fear and nationalist feeling".
Speaking on the BJP manifesto which talked about removing Article 370 and 35A from Jammu and Kashmir Khan called it a major concern but said that it might be a poll stunt. (UNI)