New Delhi, July 16 (Calcutta Tube) There is ‘absolutely no comparison’ between union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday.
Krishna, who arrived here after a three-day visit to Islamabad, was referring to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi bringing up the Indian bureaucrat on being asked a question about Saeed during their joint press conference Thursday.
‘Where is the question of comparison between the two statements. He is a person who has been speaking out of turn against India. He has been crying for jihad against India,’ Krishna told reporters at the airport.
He said India had always maintained that people in Pakistan who incite ‘anti-india propaganda’ would not help ‘smoothen the relationship between the two countries’.
‘Pillai is supposed to have made a statement to a particular newspaper,’ the minister said, adding that the home secretary’s allegations on Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) being involved in the 26/11 Mumbai strike was a result of the access Indian officials had to US terror suspect David Coleman Headley.
‘There is absolutely no comparison between the two (Pillai and Saeed),’ Krishna, who has been criticised widely at home for not defending Pillai at the press conference, said.