Regarding blacking out of his speech, he said was not aware of protocol norms followed during previous events, and will have to gather information from the ministry of external affairs.
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About not having lunch with Pakistan Interior Minister, he said, “the minister invited everyone for lunch, but then left in his car. I also left then. I have no grudges as I wasn’t there to have lunch.”
He also appreciated how all members have spoken in one voice on the issue of terrorism, adding that the unity of the House against terrorism reflects the country’s determination to fight terrorism.
He said that in his speech he urged all SAARC nations to neither glorify terror nor patronise terrorists.
The ongoing strain in Indo-Pak relations was evident at the SAARC interior/home ministers’ conference when home minister Rajnath Singh came face- to-face with his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan for the first time and the two leaders barely shook hands.