Ramdev said that Vaidik met the dreaded terrorist in his capacity as a journalist. "I am sure VP Vaidik tried to change Hafeez Saeed heart, VP Vaidik is a journalist and he can meet anyone, Ramdev said.
I am sure VP Vaidik tried to change Hafeez Saeed heart, VP Vaidik is a journalist and he can meet anyone: Baba Ramdev pic.twitter.com/oDRJ16ZBYE— ANI (@ANI_news) July 13, 2014
Vaidik met Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and India's most wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed during his recent tour to Pakistan. Vaidik specializes in the politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Here is what Vaidik said about the meeting: "I have been meeting all the PMs and President of South Asia from last 45 years. I have never meet anybody as envoy, why should i meet anybody as Modi's envoy. Congress should raise this issue in Parliament and Modi should clarify this."
"I believe the only way is dialogue, open to meet anyone as a journalist. I contradicted all his statements, discussion was tensed initially,then his views were changed. He had seen my interviews and read my write ups, I met him as a journalist", said Vaidik, admitting that he himself had posted the picture of his with Saeed on social networking site.
Salman Khursheed & Mani Shankar Aiyer were also part of delegation. I put my life in danger : Ved Pratap Vaidik pic.twitter.com/DSy0ttkniy— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2014
I have never been a special envoy for any PM, I am my own envoy, he said, reacting to Digvijay Singh's tweet.
Ved Pratap Vedik meets Hafiz Sayeed . Any reaction on Social Media ? Did he go as an Envoy of NDA Govt or as a personal Envoy of PM ?— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 13, 2014
Terrorism is a human threat, there should be no interactions with terrorists: Rameshwar Chaurasia (BJP) on VP Vaidik meeting Hafeez Saeed— ANI (@ANI_news) July 13, 2014
Only he can clarify why he met and with what agenda, not for us to comment-MA Naqvi on Ved Pratap Vaidik pic.twitter.com/mzitBiHs1r— ANI (@ANI_news) July 13, 2014
Vaidik is a journalist who has nothing to do with Govt.Our stand has always been that Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist-Prakash Javadekar,BJP— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2014
I need to know details as to who sent him and why he went before I comment : MM Joshi on Ved Pratap Vaidik pic.twitter.com/NV4DbzTiYt— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2014
This matter should be investigated: Mayawati on Ved Pratap Vaidik meeting Hafeez Saeed pic.twitter.com/nGSj2JQLqD— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2014
VP Vaidik should come forward and tell what his conversation with Hafeez Saeed was about: Rashid Alvi pic.twitter.com/xURz5O2dDJ— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2014
Controvery erupted when Vaidik's photographs with Hafiz Saeed started circulating on social networking websites.
Further, Vaidik revealed details of the meeting to India Tv. Allegedly, Hafiz Saeed asked him about Narendra Modi's wife, to which Vaidik clarified him that Modi is a Brahmchari. According to Vaidik, Saeed told him that Indian media addresses him as terrorist and this fake propaganda also influenced America.
According to Vaidik, Saeed denied that he considers Narendra Modi as an enemy. Hefiz said that Narendra Modi is welcome in Pakistan.
Vaidik's meeting with Saeed has created uproar in parliament. "They can raise the issue in the Parliament but nothing will come out of it", Vaidik said.
Congress leaders making noise in Parliament, agar unke neta milne jaate toh unka pajama giila ho jata,stretcher pe lana padta: Ved Vaidik— ANI (@ANI_news) July 14, 2014