Skip to comments.Prime Minister of India Invites Pakistani Prime Minister to Inauguration
Posted on 05/22/2014 12:39:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially invited Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Modis inauguration ceremony, according to Indias victorious Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The BBC reported that this is believed to be the first time an olive branch of this magnitude has been extended to Pakistans Prime Minister.
On May 16, Modi and the BJP were victorious in an Indian election that experienced the highest quantitative voter turnout in history.
Modi is set to take the oath as Indias new leader on May 26.
In addition to Pakistan, Modi has also reached out to neighboring states Nepal and Bangladesh, said to be part of a grand strategy to become friendlier with fellow states in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. "India's Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh writes to SAARC counterparts inviting their leaders to attend swearing-in ceremony on 26th May," said Indias Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
If Prime Minister Sharif attends the ceremony, it will be the first time in the history of the two rival states that a Pakistani head of state attended Indias inauguration....
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Nawaz Sharif: Damned if he comes, damned if he doesn't : Sources within Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said that Prime Minister wanted to normalise ties with India to promote commercial and business activities.
"He is keen to improve ties which is also the official policy of the party but he needs to take various aspects of the relations into consideration," a top PMLN leader said.
He said the invitation has come at a short notice and the premier needs time to accept it.
He also said that any decision about going to India will be made by the evening after consultations with the civil and military leaders. Diplomatic sources said that unexpected move by India's Prime Minister-designate has left Sharif with difficult choices.
"If he skipped the invitation it will send a very negative message to India and the world but the acceptance may bring backlash from the hardliners and hawks who consider Modi as anti-Pakistani," said a diplomat.
I don’t think this is a first, but I’m pretty sure it would be a first if the Paki leader said yes.
What an incredible act.
Is he still ignoring The Feckless Won in the the White House?
Dance with the devil