Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi over his current statements throughout his US go to, the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) on Tuesday mentioned that the remarks of the White Home on the well being of democracy in India served as a decent slap on “yuvraj” of the Congress. BJP nationwide spokesperson Syed Zafar Islam mentioned it was “ironical” that the White Home says India is a vibrant democracy whereas Rahul Gandhi “shamelessly” continues to criticise India’s democracy throughout his US go to.
“Is not it ironical that whereas Rahul Gandhi shamelessly continues to criticise our democracy throughout his US go to, the White Home says India is a vibrant democracy. What a decent slap on Yuvraj of the Congress. Underneath PM Shri Narendra Modi our democracy is secure,” Islam mentioned.
The BJP spokesperson was reacting to the feedback of John Kirby, Coordinator for Strategic Communications on the Nationwide Safety Council within the White Home, at a information convention in Washington.
Kirby on Monday dismissed issues over the well being of democracy in India beneath Prime Minister Narendra Modi and mentioned anyone who occurs to go to New Delhi can see that for themselves. He additionally careworn that the Biden administration by no means shies away from “expressing issues that we would have with anybody world wide.”
“India is a vibrant democracy. Anyone that, you recognize, occurs to go to New Delhi can see that for themselves. And definitely, I might anticipate that the energy and well being of democratic establishments might be a part of the dialogue,” Kirby mentioned.
Prime Minister Modi might be on a state go to to the US later this month. US President Joe Biden and First Woman Jill Biden will host Prime Minister Modi for the official state go to, which can embrace a state dinner, on June 22, 2023.