Narendra Modi can say anything: Shinde

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:08 hrs

Daman: Apropos Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's comments on Sarabjit Singh issue, Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday said nobody can stop the BJP leader from speaking, but "speaking without knowing the facts" was wrong.

"Modiji can speak anything, who will stop him? But anybody speaking without knowing the facts is wrong," Shinde said here, when asked about Modi's criticism of UPA government's foreign policy over the issue of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian convict who was assaulted at Lahore jail on Friday.

Modi on Saturday called Centre "weak" and said it had suffered a "total blackout" in foreign policy, and failed on all fronts, which was reflected in incident at Lahore.

Shinde was in the union territory here to lay foundation stone of its first police training school.

He also took on Modi on the condition of roads, saying, "Modi talks about development, but condition of Gujarat roads between Daman and Dadra Nagar-Haveli is indicator of the development. They are in very bad shape, and home ministry will write a letter to Gujarat government on the issue."

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