New Delhi- Indian  Minister of state for external affairs Gen VK Singh has tweeted with the hash tag “Disgust” after attending the Pakistan Day celebrations, in the country’s high commission in New Delhi on Monday evening.

Singh, a former Army chief, attended the event where several Kashmiri separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yaseen Malik were also present. Singh, who was in the party for just a few minutes, didn’t appear comfortable while sitting next to Pakistani high commissioner Basit Ali.

“The government of India had to send a MoS. They sent me and I went there and came back,” he said replying to a question about his presence at the reception by a reporter.

Asked specifically whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to attend the event at the Pakistani high commission, he said, “The government of India asked me to go there.”

The Congress said on Tuesday that minister of state for external affairs General VK Singh (retd) should quit if he felt disgusted, referring to the tweets with the hashtag "Duty" and "Disgust" he sent out after attending Pakistan Day function.

"If the minister is so disgusted with the double standards of the government on Pakistan,  then he should have quit," Congress leader Manish Tewari said.

After the media extensively reported on his tweets, Singh contended his comments had been twisted.