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Parliament attack anniversary: Modi, Manmohan Singh shake hands after row over 'Pak meddling' allegations

Prime Minister Modi and Manmohan Singh met outside parliament when they went there to pay a tribute to those who lost lives in the Parliament attack.

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Back from the election campaign for Gujarat Assembly elections 2017--which saw a bitter war of words between BJP and Congress--Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh on Wednesday greeted each other with folded hands and then shook hands. They came face to face during an event to mark the anniversary of 2001 parliament attack. 

Prime Minister Modi and Manmohan Singh met outside parliament when they went there to pay a tribute to those who lost lives in the attack. 

 

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj among others were also in attendance at the memorial event. 

 

Narendra Modi, during the election campaign in Gujarat, had linked the dinner meeting with the ongoing polls and questioned: "Why are people who previously held high posts in the Pakistan military intelligence writing that we should help make Ahmed Patel (senior Congress leader) the CM (of Gujarat)."

Denying all allegations, Manmohan had hit back at Modi demanding an apology from the PM for his "thought transgression".
"I sincerely hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will show the maturity and gravitas expected of the high office he holds instead of concentrating his energy solely on erroneously scored brownie points," Manmohan said.

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