Rajnath Singh refutes Rahul's claim on Naga accord; terms it 'false' and 'baseless'

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday refuted Rahul Gandhi's claim that he was not informed before signing a peace pact with Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM saying the Congress vice-president's statement was "completely false and baseless" and he "misled" the Parliament.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

The Home Minister's strong reaction came hours after Rahul told the Lok Sabha that Singh was not aware of Naga
peace accord which was signed in August 2015 in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched a stinging attack in the Lok Sabha on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of releasing Pakistan from a small "cage" in which it was put after the 26/11 attacks by his sudden visit to Lahore and bringing a "fair and lovely" scheme to launder black money.

"Rahul Gandhi's statement on Naga peace accord in Lok Sabha on Wednesday is completely false and baseless. I had several rounds of consultations with the PM on Naga peace process. I strongly condemn Rahul Gandhi's attempt to mislead the House," Singh tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi had alleged that Modi did not listen to anyone's opinion, including his ministers and party MPs, on issues like his visit to Pakistan and the Naga accord. PTI

Updated Date: Mar 02, 2016 20:14 PM