Shiv Sena taunts PM, Says handshake with Nawaz Sharif showed ‘huge tolerance’

Published: 07:51 GMT, Dec 2, 2015 |

In a sarcastic take on Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif’s hand shake on sidelines of the climate summit in Paris, the Shiv Sena today said the Prime Minister has displayed “huge tolerance” by shaking hands with his Pakistani counterpart.

PM Modi and Mr Sharif had a brief meeting on Monday in Paris on the sidelines of the UN climate summit during which they warmly held hands before sitting down for a chat amidst frosty ties between the two neighbours.

“Modi has shown huge tolerance by shaking hands with Mr Sharif. Even if the other (party) raises hand, we should fold ours. This is our tolerance and Modi has displayed it,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said.

The editorial further said that “now nobody has to leave the country on the pretext that there is an atmosphere of intolerance. The country is on the right mode and Modi’s critics should remember that.”

“Isn’t shaking hands gently with PM of a country whose terrorists are killing our soldiers an act of tolerance? The furore over intolerance in the country should now subside with this display of tremendous tolerance by Modi,” the Sena said.