Foreign Policy a Serious Issue, Not Determined By Tweeting:Ravi Shankar Prasad To Rahul GandhiMarch 14, 2019 15:49
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Bharatiya Janata Party Leader launched a counter attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi after his tweet on China move to block to designate JeM Chief as a Global terrorist.
He attacked Gandhi for being in a celebratory mood when India is in pained by China’s move in United Nations Security Council.
In a press conference Prasad said "Rahul Gandhi, you can't decide foreign policy through Twitter. The foreign diplomacy is a serious issue which cannot be determined through tweeting."
"You accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policies but did not mention anything against China. Why are you in a celebratory mood when at the time India stands pained by China's move to clock Azhar's name at the UNSC. I know your tweets are becoming a headline in Pakistan and this makes you very happy," he said
BJP’s response came after Rahul Gandhi in the morning tweeted, “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.”
He slammed Gandhi for his lack of knowledge on diplomatic matters"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."
The Union Minister 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 UN Security Council.
"Did you comment then?” he asked Rahul Gandhi.
Taking a dig at gandhi, Prasad said, "You spoke to Chinese envoy on Doklam standoff and you also met Chinese officials during your Mansarovar visit. Why don't you use your proximity to persuade China to take a stand against Masood Azhar."
He said "Would Congress adopt a different voice even in case of a cruel killer and a global terrorist Masood Azhar?”
By Sai Kumar