December 8, 2022

rahul: Ministers ask Rahul Gandhi to apologise for remarks, take history lessons | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leaders, including foreign minister S Jaishankar and law minister Kiren Rijiju, on Wednesday hit out at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi over his remarks in Lok Sabha about India’s relations with neighbouring countries and for saying the judiciary, the Election Commission and Pegasus are “instruments of destroying the voice of the union of states”.
Jaishankar said Rahul Gandhi alleged in Lok Sabha that it is this government that brought Pakistan and China together. “Perhaps, some history lessons are in order: In 1963, Pakistan illegally handed over the Shaksgam valley to China. China built the Karakoram highway through PoK in the 1970s. From the 1970s, the two countries also had close nuclear collaboration. In 2013, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor started. So, ask yourself: Were China and Pakistan distant then?” Jaishankar questioned.
“Not only as India’s law minister but also as an ordinary citizen, I condemn what Rahul Gandhi has said about India’s judiciary and EC. These are vital institutions of our democracy. Mr Gandhi should immediately apologise to the people, judiciary and EC,” Rijiju tweeted.
Rijiju further said, “We know that Rahul Gandhi doesn’t believe in democracy and he has no regard for constitutional authorities. We don’t take his habitual senseless comments seriously but since he has abused constitutional authorities from Parliament House, he must tender an unconditional apology.”
Referring to Rahul’s remarks that the country could not get a foreign guest for Republic Day, Jaishankar said, “Those who live in India know we were in the midst of a corona wave. The five central Asian Presidents who were to come did hold a virtual summit on Jan 27. Did Rahul miss that as well?”
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, those who prefer to feed biscuits to dogs in the presence of leaders from Assam and then offer them the same biscuits should be the last people to talk about political decency. “High command mindset is INC’s be all and end all. The people of India know it well,” he added.

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