This Article is From Jul 14, 2014

Row over Journalist's Meeting with Hafiz Saeed: Who Said What

Row over Journalist's Meeting with Hafiz Saeed: Who Said What
There was a huge ruckus in Parliament today after Ved Pratap Vedik, a journalist close to yoga teacher Ramdev, met 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan.
  • Ved Pratap Vedik meets Hafiz Sayeed. Any reaction on Social Media? Did he go as an Envoy of NDA Government or as a personal Envoy of PM?
    Digvijaya Singh, Congress leader
  • It is most surprising Vaidik claims to be intermediary. Who sent him on the mission?
    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha
  • It is not a small issue. He is not just a journalist. This person claims to be an emissary. Such meeting cannot take place without officials being informed.
    Anand Sharma, Congress leader
  • The government has nothing to do with any journalist's activity in his individual capacity
    Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister
  • I have never been a special envoy for any PM, I am my own envoy... A journalist must meet all kinds of people. For a journalist, no one is untouchable. I wanted to prove him wrong and influence his thinking.
    Ved Pratap Vedik, Journalist and Ramdev's close aide
  • I am sure VP Vaidik tried to change Hafeez Saeed's heart. VP Vaidik is a journalist and he can meet anyone.
    Ramdev, Yoga teacher