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20 Feb 2019

Congress attacks PM over 'grand welcome' to Saudi crown prince

Congress denounces PM for welcoming Saudi crown-prince personally

Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for receiving Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the airport, the Congress today asked whether according a "grand welcome" to those who praised Pakistan's "anti-terror" efforts was his way of remembering the Pulwama attack martyrs.

In a special gesture, Prime Minister Modi received Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the airport last night.

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Congress denounces PM for welcoming Saudi crown-prince personally

'Grand welcome' to those who praised Pakistan's 'anti-terror' efforts: Randeep

•"Grand welcome to those who pledged $20 billion to Pakistan and praised Pakistan's 'anti-terror' efforts. Is it ur way of remembering martyrs of Pulwama?" Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter tagging photographs of Modi hugging the crown prince at the airport.

Is it your way of remembering martyrs of Pulwama: Congress

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Saudi, Pakistan called for avoiding 'politicization' of UN listing regime

Surjewala urged the PM to "show courage" and ask Saudi to undo its joint statement with Pakistan in which they called for avoiding "politicization" of the UN listing regime at a time when India was trying to brand the JeM terror group's chief Masood Azhar as a global-terrorist.

"Is asking for a terrorist to be designated as such politicization of UN listings?" he asked.

Ask Saudi to undo 'joint-statement' with Pakistan: Randeep to Modi

Prince's visit

Crown Prince arrived in India after high-profile tour to Pakistan

The Crown Prince arrived in India last night on a less than 30-hour visit, a day after concluding his high-profile tour of Pakistan where he said dialogue was the only way to resolve "outstanding issues" between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia signed a slew of investment agreements worth $20 billion on Sunday.

The Crown Prince's visit comes days after the Pulwama attack.

Pulwama attack killed over 40 CRPF personnel on February 14

A Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed's suicide bomber killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on February 14 in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The attack is said to be the worst attack on the Indian army after the Uri incident of 2016.

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