New Delhi, Feb 20: The Congress on Wednesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his gesture of personally receiving the Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the airport and giving him a warm hug despite Saudi Arabia promising 20 billion dollars to Pakistan.
In a series of tweets, AICC media incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, 'National Interests V/S Modiji’s 'hugplomacy'. Breaking protocol, Grand welcome to those who pledged 20 dollar billion to Pak & praised Pak’s ‘anti-terror’ efforts. Is it ur way of remembering martyrs of Pulwama?' He further tweeted, 'Is asking for a terrorist to be designated as such politicisation of UN listings?
Would you show courage to ask Saudi Arabia to undo their 'Joint Statement' with Pak virtually rejecting India’s demand for designating Masood Azhar as a 'global terrorist’?' On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi personally welcomed the Saudi Crown Prince, also known as MBS, on his first bilateral visit to India. Before arriving in the national Capital on Tuesday, the Saudi Crown Prince had visited Pakistan where he was accorded a red carpet welcome by the Pakistan government. Saudi has promised to invest 20 billion dollar in Pakistan.
Also , the joint statement issued by the two countries didn’t condemn the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, instead calling for avoiding politicisation of the UN listing regime, an apparent reference to India’s repeated efforts to designate Masood Azhar. (UNI)