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‘Troubled to see Rahul Gandhi drooling over China’: EAM S Jaishankar slams Rahul Gandhi

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'Troubled to see Rahul Gandhi drooling over China': EAM S Jaishankar slams Rahul Gandhi

On Saturday, March 17, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar slammed Congress MP Rahul Gandhi saying that it was troubling as a citizen to see any person ‘drooling over China’. This comes days after Rahul Gandhi mentioned that the EAM doesn’t perceive the risk posed by China to India.

Speaking on the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, EAM Jaishankar mentioned, “I followed what all Rahul Gandhi said when he was in the UK, a lot of it was politics, so I am keeping that aside as there is some discount when it comes to politics. I am troubled as a citizen of India to see someone drooling over China and being dismissive about India.”

EAM Jaishankar additionally identified the ‘description’ utilized by Rahul Gandhi for China in his Cambridge remarks. “He places his suo motu description of China within the Cambridge speak, you recognize concord is the phrase that involves his thoughts whereas speaking about China. His one-word description of China is concord and for India it’s discord. 

In response to Rahul Gandhi’s assertion that India is “afraid of China,” Jaishankar mentioned, “Rahul Gandhi talks admiringly of China. He says China is the best producer and says ‘Make In India’ received’t work. When you make Covaxin, the Congress celebration says Covaxin received’t work. 

‘Rahul Gandhi was gushing over Belt and Road which violates India’s integrity’: S Jaishankar slams Rahul Gandhi for his ‘China-love’

Moreover, S Jaishankar mentioned that there’s nothing flawed with the target evaluation of the progress of different nations however undermining the morale of your personal nation.

“You are saying I am scared, I am asking why is somebody undermining national morale like this,” EAM Jaishankar mentioned.

The minister additionally criticized the Congress scion for hailing China’s Belt and Road initiative and evaluating it to the Yellow river in China. He outlined the truth that the ‘Belt and Road’ violates India’s nationwide integrity and sovereignty, because it passes via the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). 

“He is gushing over the Belt and Road and compares it to the Yellow river in China. The Belt and Road goes through PoK and it violates our national integrity and sovereignty and he does not a have a word to say about it,” EAM Jaishankar mentioned.

When Panda huggers attempt to be China hawks, EAM Jaishankar acknowledged, “It doesn’t fly,” in a stern rejoinder to Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi hails China and its Belt and Road initiative

It is value mentioning that in his lecture ‘Learning to Listen in the 21st Century’ on the Cambridge Judge Business School earlier this month, the Congress scion heaped praises on China as his presentation slide famous the nation as an ‘aspiring superpower’ and a ‘force of nature’.

“The Chinese value harmony in the same manner that Americans value individual liberty. As a result of severe tremors, immense suffering, a cultural revolution, and civil war, China does not place a high priority on individual liberty; rather, it places a greater emphasis on social harmony,” Rahul Gandhi mentioned at Cambridge.

Lauding the Belt and Road initiative, Rahul Gandhi claimed {that a} outstanding Communist Party chief instructed him as soon as that China could be in disarray if it couldn’t harness the Yellow River. He provides China, due to this fact, examines power, move, and processes earlier than it shapes them. 

“So China looks at energy, flow, and processes and then tries to shape them. If you use this metaphor, you can see what Belt and Road is,” Rahul Gandhi mentioned.

Interestingly, Rahul Gandhi has again and again expressed his admiration for China. Last yr as nicely in a dialog with The Print columnist Shruti Kapila on the Cambridge University occasion, Rahul Gandhi praised Belt and Road and claimed that China wished the nations round it to prosper. 

S Jaishankar on US Ambassador Eric Garcetti

During his dialog with anchor Rahul Kanwal, EAM Jaishankar additionally spoke about Eric Garcetti, the newly appointed US Ambassador to India and his views relating to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Notably, Garcetti had mentioned the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was discriminatory in direction of Muslims and that the regulation could be a core piece of his engagement.

EAM Jaishankar on being requested about Garcetti and his statements on CAA, Jaishankar mentioned, “I explained to different countries to look at your citizenship criteria and tell me are you less specific in your citizenship criteria than we have.”

He cited varied amendments pertaining to citizenship within the United States and European nations on the premise of language, tradition, and religion. 

When interrupted by Rahul Kanwal that India doesn’t have one religion, EAM Jaishankar defined that every thing can’t be seen from the standpoint of political correctness. 

“In many cases, people have nowhere else to go than India. Suppose if you are a Hindu in Pakistan who is oppressed, where else will you go if not India? You should not subject common sense to political correctness. On your question about the US Ambassador, let him come, Pyar Se Samjha Denge (We will explain it to him with love),” EAM Jaishankar mentioned.

“Europe, United States.. so many other countries have faster way to citizenship. Why single out CAA in India? Where else do the Hindus go? Let US ambassador come, pyar se samjha denge”

Dr. S. Jaishankar 👏

— Monica Verma (@ActuallyMonica) March 18, 2023
Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)

The Citizenship Amendment Act is a regulation handed by the Indian Parliament that’s directed towards offering citizenship rights to individuals who belong to minority religions within the neighboring Islamic nations of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The Act additionally reduces the minimal time period required to remain in India earlier than making use of for citizenship by naturalization to 5 years as an alternative of 11 years. Thus, the regulation applies to Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs, Zoroastrians, and Christians from the required neighboring Islamic nations.