The Congress party has come down hard on Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s foreign policy towards Pakistan. Congress leader and spokesperson Manish Tewari has now sharply criticised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for accepting Pakistan’s proposal for a foreign ministers meet.
The meeting between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
“From 2004-2014, the BJP kept screaming from every rooftop that they find in the country that terror and talks cannot go hand in hand. From 2014-2018, they misled the country that they are talking to Pakistan about terror,” Tewari told ANI.
“On a day, when a BSF jawan has been mutilated in the most depraved manner possible, which defies every international standard operating procedure of engagement even between adversarial armies, you insensitively go and announce that you will have Biryani with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan in New York? Are these the people, who claimed that their chest is ’56 inches’? Are these the people who used to give all those ballistic statements on national security? The country should seriously introspect that the people they voted for in 2014 have totally mortgaged the security of this country,” he added.