The remark the Prime Minister referred to, Khan claimed, was made by P V Narasimha Rao, then a Union minister. He took me to the waiting room of the Prime Minister. “I said I am not fighting for Shah Bano. Then, he (Rao) told me that you are being foolhardy. In its landmark judgment of 1986, the Supreme Court upheld the right to alimony for Shah Bano.
Source: Indian Express June 25, 2019 23:25 UTC