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Rahul blasts Modi over China, BJP hits back

Agency | March 14, 2019 02:32 PM

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "weak" and "scared" of Chinese President Xi Jinping, provoking an angry reaction from the BJP.

Gandhi hit out at Modi a day after China blocked the naming of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

"Weak Modi is scared of Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India. NaMo's China Diplomacy: 1. Swing with Xi in Gujarat 2. Hug Xi in Delhi 3. Bow to Xi in China," Gandhi said on Twitter.

On Wednesday, the UN Sanctions Committee could not come to a decision on naming the JeM chief as a global terrorist after China put the proposal on hold. India expressed its disappointment at the outcome.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took exception to Gandhi's comment.

"It seems from Rahul Gandhi's tweet that he is happy about China's move. Why does he get happy seeing India pained?" he said.

The BJP leader asked Gandhi whether he had said the same thing when China blocked the move in 2009 when the Congress ruled India.

"It is the result of your (Congress) legacy that China is a member of the Security Council," he said, referring to then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's diplomacy of the 1960s.-

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