New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj slams Rahul Gandhi on Thursday. She came down heavily on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for meeting Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui amid the military stand-off between India and China over the Doklam row.
“Amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the Doklam area, it was sad that a leader of the principle Opposition party met the Chinese envoy, instead of talking to the government,” Sushma said while she was speaking in the Rajya Sabha today.
“We have a strong Army but war is not a solution. The diplomatic channels are at work with China,” Swaraj informed the Upper House.
“Wisdom is to resolve issues diplomatically,” Swaraj added.
Swaraj’s remarks came in the wake of opposition parties questioning Centre’s foreign policy and engagement with strategic partners.
“Diplomatic channels are working to end the simmering border tension with China,” Swaraj said while reminding the Congress of the blockade that prevailed during former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure.
The senior BJP leader also raised the issue of Rahul’s meeting with Chinese envoy amid the military stand-off between the two nations and asserted, “I am saddened that the leader of Congress in an attempt to know about India-China stand-off didn’t ask the government of India, but chose to meet the Chinese ambassador.”
Sushma also heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that in last 17 years, no other Prime Minister ever set foot in Nepal, out of which 11 years India was under Congress. She also added that PM Modi’s Lahore visit was an out-of-the-box decision.
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