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Khurshid's swipe at Sushma: Take pills to improve memory

March 14, 2013 16:29 IST

Sushma Swaraj's bid to link the terror attack in Srinagar with the lunch hosted in Jaipur to Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf irked External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, who advised the Leader of Opposition to take tablets to improve her memory.

Responding to a question on Swaraj's remarks in the House, Khurshid recalled that the summit between then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and then Pakistani Military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Agra in 2001, in the backdrop of Kargil war, had failed.

"I think that there are tablets which you can get for improving your memory. They should buy enough of those tablets to improve their memory," Khurshid told reporters outside Parliament House when asked about the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader's charge.

Criticising the government for failing to check terror strikes in the country, Swaraj said in Lok Sabha, "The external affairs minister treats the Pakistani prime minister to a sumptuous lunch when he comes to Ajmer Sharif and just four days later, this terror attack happens. ... We should unite and challenge Pakistan."

Raising the issue in Zero Hour, Swaraj also said, "I salute the Diwan of Ajmer Sharif (who refused to welcome the visiting Pakistani Premier last week). He did what the government could not do."

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