“We have received a report from the Indian High Commission (in Pakistan). The High Commission has categorically stated that they did not know about this meeting and, therefore, question does not arise about the High Commission facilitating it," Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha.
    
Making a brief statement after vociferous demands by Opposition Congress and RJD for it, Swaraj said, “We had heard that Vaidik told some news channels that the High Commission knew about the meeting. We had then sought a report from the High Commission."
    
"I am again saying with full responsibility that the government had nothing to do with either the visit of Vaidik (to Pakistan) or his meeting with Saeed," she said.

Her statement came after Congress and RJD members trooped into the Well, with Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asking if the ministers can make a statement on the matter outside Parliament or even in Rajya Sabha, "Why can't they do it here in Lok Sabha?"

(Agencies)

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