BJP rakes up UPA govt’s foreign policy failures to hit back at Rahul
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday raked up the foreign policy “failures” of Congress-led UPA government to hit back at Rahul Gandhi, after he attacked the Narendra Modi dispensation, saying it lacks a clear vision in its global diplomacy.
The BJP also highlighted the “success” of its government in foreign affairs like the rescue of over 18,000 Indians from abroad and “growing” ties with major countries across the world.
“The Congress vice-president suffers from Modi phobia. Does he remember the fiasco at Sharm El Sheikh or that the UPA government had an External Affairs Minister, who read out a speech meant for foreign minister of another country at a UN meeting? “ party national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
He added: “A dossier of terrorists given to Pakistan by the then UPA government carried names of dead terrorists or those lodged in Indian jails. Rahul Gandhi should do some home work.” He said countries which maintained a distance from India earlier, now want better mutual and business ties.
A joint Indo-Pak statement in Sharm El Sheikh, when Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister, had invited criticism from several quarters for allegedly compromising India’s stand on terrorism, he said.