Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi on Tuesday claimed that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has made an ‘under the table’ deal with the government to get their candidate elected.
Hashmi made the remarks while speaking to a local news outlet on Tuesday.
He said that PPP fielding Aitzaz Ahsan as its candidate for the presidential elections is a ploy to divide the opposition’s vote.
The PML-N leader said that PPP had shown their true colors in the Senate elections as well where they worked in connivance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to oust the PML-N candidate.
“This is all being done to help the PTI win the presidential election race,” he said, adding that all the opposition parties had developed a consensus to field a joint candidate.
Drawing Ahsan into his line of fire he said that, “He has a long history of using inflammatory language towards PML-N leadership”.
“I don’t think he can be considered a reliable candidate for the post of president,” he said.