Cong slams govt for not getting Pak-terror included in Goa declaration
Congress on Monday hit out at the Modi government for its “abject failure” in getting terror emanating from Pakistan included in the joint declaration after the BRICS summmit in Goa and attacked Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for giving credit to the RSS for cross-LoC surgical strikes, calling him a “national embarrassment”.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the Modi government, despite its rhetoric on terror and isolating Pakistan, failed to convince BRICS member countries about including condemnation of the neighbouring country in the Goa declaration.
“Where the government is supposed to speak, where its diplomacy is supposed to do the job, there the government is an abject failure. But the Defence Minister is very quick to credit everyone, from mythology to the RSS, for the operations along the LOC (surgical strikes). “This leads to two conclusions--Manohar Parrikar does not deserve to be the Defence Minister, this man is a national embarrassment.
“The operations along the LOC were unfortunately targeted more for the domestic consumption rather than changing the behaviour of Pakistan,” he said.