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Congress taunts Modi for friendship with Sharif

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The party on Saturday jumped on the to comment about former Sharif's arrest and taunt Indian about his friendship with Sharif.

"Sharif has been arrested on corruption charges. We'd like to know what his dear friend, PM has to say about this," the tweeted along with a photograph of and Sharif walking together holding hands during Modi's visit to in December 2015.

Modi had landed in on his way back from to personally greet Sharif on his birthday and also attend the function of Sharif's granddaughter's engagement. This was Modi's first visit to

tweet taunting Modi's relations with Sharif comes a day after Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, in a similar style, taunted Sharif over his 'friendship' with Modi.

"Beginning to wonder why whenever Sharif is in trouble, there is increasing tension along Pakistan's borders and a rise in terrorist acts? Is it a mere coincidence?" Khan tweeted shortly after an attack on (F) Akram Durrani's convoy was attacked in Bannu region in Pakistan that left four dead.

According to Dawn, Khan's tweet was based on a slogan frequently raised by PTI workers and supporters at its public meetings: "Modi Ka Jo Yaar Hai, Ghaddar Hai, Ghaddar Hai (friend of Modi is a traitor)" and his tweet was aimed at accusing the two leaders of creating tension both in Pakistan and at the borders to manipulate the situation in favour of the PML-N.

in an interview to on Friday from said he is fighting to restore democracy in Pakistan and bring in revolutionary changes in the present system. Sharif's statement came in the backdrop of massive complains by candidates for poll rigging and threats by to swing the elections to favour particular parties.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 14:10 IST