New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday attacked the Congress after its party president Rahul Gandhi posted a tweet targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand on China following Beijing’s move to block a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist.
Prasad, who was speaking at a press conference in the national capital, said, “Rahul Gandhi, you can’t decide foreign policy through Twitter. The foreign diplomacy is a serious issue which cannot be determined through tweeting.”
“I know this makes you very happy. You accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policies but did not mention anything against China,” he said.
His response on Rahul came hours after the Congress chief called PM Modi “weak” and “scared” of Chinese President Xi Jinping following China’s move to block a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist.
Weak Modi is scared of Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India.
NoMo’s China Diplomacy:
1. Swing with Xi in Gujarat
2. Hug Xi in Delhi
3. Bow to Xi in China https://t.co/7QBjY4e0z3
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 14, 2019
Slamming Rahul Gandhi for his ignorant behaviour on diplomatic matters, Prasad said, “Rahul doesn’t read much. We had hoped that with so much experience in Congress, he would’ve given good advice on foreign matters. But, his tweet must have become a headline in Pakistan today.”
He also questioned Rahul Gandhi about his stand when China in 2009, during the UPA government tenure, had for the first time blocked JeM chief Masood Azhar from getting listed as the global terrorist at UNSC. “Did you comment then?” Prasad asked Rahul.
In a swipe on Rahul Gandhi for sharing ‘great relations’ with China, Prasad said, “On Doklam, you spoke to Chinese envoy. Chinese officials wanted to see you off during your Mansarovar visit. Then why didn’t you use that proximity to persuade China to take a stand against Masood Azhar.”
India’s effort to designate the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Massod Azhar as an international terrorist faced a setback after China placed a technical hold on a proposal to ban him.
The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UNSC was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the JeM killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, leading to a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan.
Source: Zee News