- Opposition parties question Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on Trump’s statement in parliament
- External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said in the Rajya Sabha, “Modi did not talk of trump to mediate Kashmir
- Trump had said in a meeting with Imran on Monday – Modi had said of mediation on the Kashmir issue
- US State Department on Tuesday said in the defense of Trump’s statement: Kashmiri-Pakistan bilateral issue
new Delhi. On Tuesday, the US President Donald Trump’s mediated statement on Kashmir was a stirring stir in Indian political corridors. Rahul Gandhi tweeted that if Trump’s claim is true, then it means that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has betrayed the country. Earlier, there was a ruckus in the two Houses of Parliament. After the discussion, the opposition asked the Prime Minister to answer the issue. On behalf of the Government, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that the Prime Minister has never asked Trump to play the role of arbitrator on the Kashmir issue.
On Monday, Trump had claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan had said in a recent meeting that Modi had asked him to play the role of mediator on Kashmir issue.
‘Will resolve the matter with bilateral’
Jaishankar said that India’s position has been clear that any issue with Pakistan will be resolved in a bilateral manner. For any kind of dialogue with Pakistan, it is necessary to stop cross border terrorism. Rajya Sabha Speaker Venkaiah Naidu said that this is a national issue. This includes the country’s unity, integrity and national interest. We should talk about this issue in a tone.
Opposition seeking answers from Prime Minister
On the controversy, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said, “President Trump is saying that Modi asked him to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir issue. If this is true, then Prime Minister Modi has betrayed the interests of India and the Shimla agreement of 1972. The denial of a weak foreign ministry will not work. The prime minister should tell the country what happened in the meeting between him and Trump.
President Trump says PM Modi asked him to mediate between India & Pakistan on Kashmir! If true, PM Modi has betrayed India’s interests & 1972 Shimla Agreement A weak Foreign Ministry denial will not do PM must say the nation between him and @POTUS
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 23, 2019
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said that Congress wants a reply in Parliament from Prime Minister Modi on this matter. At the same time Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “It does not matter which government is in the center. Our policy on Kashmir is clear that it is a bilateral issue and no third party can come in it. President Trump knows this. I do not think Trump will talk to the Prime Minister of Pakistan about this. This is a serious issue. ”
Congress MP Suresh, Lok Sabha and CPI MP D Raja had demanded immediate discussion on this matter in the Rajya Sabha. The opposition parties also held talks in the chamber of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad regarding this. After that, there was talk of adjourning the proceedings of the two houses until the Prime Minister’s statement was made.
Trump does not know what he is saying: Tharoor Earlier Congress leader and former State Minister of State Shashi Tharoor had said that I really do not think Trump has some idea what he is talking about? Either they have not given any information about the matter or did not understand what Modi was saying or what stand of India’s third party mediation is. The Ministry of External Affairs should clarify on the matter that Delhi has never talked about any such arbitration.