Imran Khan’s speech on Pulwama laughable, says Chetan Chauhan
On Tuesday, the Pakistani prime minister warned India against taking any drastic step saying his country would retaliate.
Published - Feb 21, 2019 11:55 am | Updated - Feb 22, 2019 5:06 pm
Former India cricketer and currently a Cabinet minister in Uttar Pradesh government Chetan Chauhan on Wednesday lashed out at Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan calling him a puppet of his country’s intelligence agency ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence). The Bharatiya Janata Party leader who gave a strong call to throw Pakistan out of this year’s World Cup in England also said that Imran’s speech over the Pulwama terror attack was laughable, India Today reported. Over 40 CRPF jawans were martyred when a suicide terrorist rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the bus that was carrying the personnel in a convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.
On Tuesday, the Pakistani prime minister – also a former cricketer – warned India against taking any drastic step saying his country would retaliate. He also sought “actionable intelligence” from India on the Pulwama attack before taking action against the culprits. The 66-year-old leader said India targeted Pakistan every time an incident happened in Jammu and Kashmir and made it its “whipping boy” repeatedly.
The Indian side tore into Imran after he concluded his six-minute video speech. Members of the Opposition Congress too attacked the Pakistani premier saying he was speaking the language of the terrorists and called it “regrettable and shameful”. Imran’s second wife Reham Khan with whom he is divorced since 2015 also slammed the former saying the Pakistani prime minister was a puppet in the hands of the country’s armed forces.
Chauhan wants Pakistan thrown out of World Cup
Chauhan, who played 40 Tests and seven ODIs for India between 1969 and 1981, also asked India to put pressure on the International Cricket Council to kick Pakistan out of the World Cup saying it wouldn’t matter much. He said India’s absence, on the other hand, will hit the tournament’s revenue generation.
Meanwhile, various state cricket associations besides the iconic Cricket Club of India decided to remove portraits of Imran as a former Pakistan player from their stock of photos to protest against the Pulwama attack.
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