This Article is From Jul 10, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif Meeting 'Unfortunate': Uddhav Thackeray

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif Meeting 'Unfortunate': Uddhav Thackeray

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Russia. (PTI Photo)

Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray today described the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia as "unfortunate".

"The situation has barely changed so far since the previous regime. The meeting between the two (Modi-Sharif) is an unfortunate development," said Mr Thackeray, whose party is a part of the BJP-led NDA.

He said Pakistan was "everyday killing our soldiers" and the people of India have great expectations from Mr Narendra Modi that he would give them a fitting reply.

"Recently, the Indian Army went inside Myanmar to eliminate terrorists there. I don't know if they have learnt any lessons from that but Pakistan needs to be taught a lesson as well," Mr Thackeray told media persons.

Referring to the meeting in Ufa and the proposed visit by PM Modi to Pakistan next year, the Sena chief lamented that whatever was happening earlier was continuing.

"People are saying nothing has changed... The same traditions that were followed earlier are still being followed. People have a lot of expectations from Modi to give a fitting reply to Pakistan... Don't belie those expectations," he said.

Today, Mr Modi and Mr Sharif held talks on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Russia.

During the 45-minute meeting, Mr Modi accepted Mr Sharif's invitation to visit Pakistan for the SAARC summit in 2016.