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My comments on Modi's response to Pulwama attack twisted: Sheila Dikshit

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"I have seen some media is twisting my comments made in an interview. Here is what I said - it may seem to some people that Mr is stronger on terror but I think this is a poll gimmick more than anything else," tweeted.

"I also added that security has always been a concern and has been a strong leader," she said in another tweet.

When asked by ANI to clarify on her remarks, said, "If something is taken out of context, I can't say."

Earlier, in the interview to for CNN-News18 whose excerpts were aired by the channel, she said, "Manmohan Singh, yes, I agree with you, was not as strong as and as determined as he (Modi) is. But there is also a feeling that he is doing it all for "

She was responding when told that after the Indian air strike at (JeM) terror camp in Balakot in on February 26, would argue that when things like attacks happened (in 2008), "we did nothing in return whereas he has offered a strong basket of response."

Dikshit, a former three-time of Delhi, was also asked to comment on the mood of security after the air strike and that "people will look to Mr because he is a strong leader."

In response, she countered, "What do you mean by security?"

Singhvi said according to Mr Modi, it would mean going to other person's house and teaching him a lesson.

To this, said, "I want to ask you a counter question. Has there been any time that security of this country has not been taken care of, even during Indira ji's time?

After the air strike, Modi has been questioning why the then did not respond as strongly after November 2008 attacks, in which 10 Pakistani terrorists targeted a number of places in the financial capital of India, and killed 166 people.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:33 IST
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