BJP To Stage Nationwide Protests Against Bilawal Bhutto’s Remarks On PM Modi

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) condemned Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto’s personal remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “highly shameful and derogatory” and said it will hold nationwide protests on Saturday.

“His remarks are highly derogatory, defamatory and full of cowardice and has been given just to remain in power and save the (Pak) government,” the BJP said in a statement on Friday.

The ruling party said it will stage protests across all the state capitals on Saturday and its members will burn effigies of the Pakistan foreign minister.

“It is also aimed at misleading the world and divert global attention from Pakistan’s collapsing economy, lawlessness and anarchy besides simmering differences in the Pakistani army, its deteriorating global relations and the fact that it has become a major sanctuary for terrorists,” the BJP statement said.

Bilawal Bhutto’s statement against PM Modi is “highly condemnable and totally uncalled for”, the ruling party said.

The BJP further said that the kind of language Bhutto used is extremely reprehensible. It does not reflect the true spirit of statesmanship and it also crosses the limit of decency in public life.

“Does he even have the stature to comment about our Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji who is a true statesman and a highly respected global leader,” the BJP said.

The ruling party further said that the Modi government’s rescue mission of students during the Ukraine-Russia conflict saw even some Pakistani students being evacuated from the trouble-torn country. The mission was carried out under the guidance of PM Modi, the BJP statement noted.

Bhutto’s statement has further lowered the image of Pakistan across the world, BJP said.