Rahul Slams Modi’s ‘Swing, Hug, Bow’ Diplomacy as China Blocks Masood Azhar’s Listing

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi. — IANS file

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NEW DELHI — China on Wednesday has stalled India’s bid to list Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security Council at the behest of Pakistan which triggered sharp reactions from the Opposition Congress which accused the government of letting him “go off the hook”.

This is for the fourth time in 10 years that China blocked the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security Council. Within hours, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday slammed “NoMo’s China diplomacy”, according to media reports.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said, “Weak Modi is scared of (Chinese president) Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India.”

Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s several meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his tenure, Gandhi called it “NoMo’s China Diplomacy” and categorised it into three points. “1. Swing with Xi in Gujarat. 2. Hug Xi in Delhi 3. Bow to Xi in China”

Replying to Gandhi, the BJP said “India is undoing all mistakes of your family”. “China wouldn’t be in UNSC had your great grandfather not ‘gifted’ it to them at India’s cost. Leave it to PM Modi while you keep cosying up with the Chinese envoys secretly,” the party’s Twitter handle tweeted, reports The Indian Express.

 

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