State leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) converged at MCT Circle here on December 17 to burn the effigy of Pakistan’s foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, taking exception to his unwarranted criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the U.N. meeting recently.
State Secretary Kandriga Uma, official spokesperson Samanchi Srinivas, Tirupati district President S. Dayakar Reddy, General Secretaries R.Viswanath and T.D. Varaprasad set the effigy on fire and condemned the ‘intemperate remarks’. Taking exception to the comments, they demanded an unconditional apology from the neighbouring nation to India.
Mr. Srinivas observed that the remarks were made out of frustration over Pakistan getting into the clutches of terrorist organisations, besides its sinking economy. The leaders recalled that the leading nations that had declined visa to Mr. Modi had later rolled red carpet, and as such Mr. Bhutto’s outbursts reflected his ignorance and hatred towards India.