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External Affairs Minister only busy in making visas: Gandhi

External Affairs Minister only busy in making visas: Gandhi

| @indiablooms | 25 Aug 2018, 04:02 am

London, Aug 25 (IBNS): Attacking External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said she spends long hours only in making visas.

 "By breaking the monopoly of MEA and by making it more accessible to other elements of society a modern MEA can be formed," Gandhi said.

"The Foreign Minister of India spends a massive amount of time in just making Visas," he said while speaking at an event in London.

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi compared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to the Muslim Brotherhood, prompting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to call the Congress president 'immature'.

Gandhi also criticised Narendra Modi's foreign policy and claimed that the Chinese are still present in Doklam.

The Bhutan-India-China tri-junction in Doklam had witnessed military standoff for several months as the region is a disputed territory claimed by both Bhutan and China.

The Indian Army personnel had earlier reached Doklam to stop China from building a road.

China had accused India of trespassing into its territory and demanded the withdrawal of troops leading to a prolonged standoff.

While India and Bhutan had claimed that the land belongs to the tiny Himalayan kingdom and that the Indian troops are there at the request of Bhutan, China earlier warned that it will not accept any dialogue till Indian soldiers pull out from Doklam.

Attacking Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the Prime Minister does not follow a 'deeply thought out strategy' in dealing with Pakistan.

"There is no deeply thought out strategy by PM Modi when it comes to Pakistan," Gandhi said.

Speaking at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, Gandhi said: "Doklam is not an isolated issue. It was a part of a sequence of events, it was a process. Prime Minister is episodic. He views Doklam as an event. If he was carefully watching the process, he could've stopped it.The truth is the Chinese are still in Doklam today."

Attacking the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Gandhi said it is trying to change the nature of India.

"RSS is trying to change the nature of India. Other parties haven't tried to capture India's institutions. RSS's idea is similar to the idea of Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world," he said.

Targeting the Central government, Gandhi said: "If you understand deeply the design of India, you will see that we are punching below our weight. I don't see India maximising it's power."

"By creating divisions between 1.3billion people, India's strengths are reduced," he said.

The BJP was quick in responding to Gandhi's comments and even called him 'immature'.

BJP leader Sambit Patra on Friday attacked Rahul Gandhi for comparing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh with the Muslim Brotherhood and said the Congress President has 'no maturity and understanding' of India.


Image: Congress Twitter page 

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