New Delhi, Mar 14 : The BJP on Thursday said India and Indians are "hurt" at China's conduct when it blocked the UNSC bid to declare JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist but lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for taking pleasure when India's interests vis-a-vis- fight against terror have been foiled.
"Why is Rahul Gandhi is at celebratory mood when country is at pain," BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here referring to Mr Gandhi's tweet in the morning wherein he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the China policy.
China on Wednesday blocked UNSC bid to take actions against Masood Azhar.
"Mr Gandhi, do you understand with your statement today you are seen in close proximity with Masood Azhar," Mr Prasad said adding "your tweet today will be read with so much of pleasure in the office of Jaish-e-Mohammad".
The Union Minister said the UNSC inability to push the case against Azhar at UNSC should not be taken as a 'failure'.
"I don't see it as a part of a failure.....While making attempts for closer cooperation, India reserves the right to take a firm stand," he said adding "for the first time, three major powers of the world France, the US and the UK are initiators of the move and all the other members of the UNSC except China were co-sponsors. That was a great victory".
The BJP leader lamented that after Pulwama, Congress president Rahul Gandhi stood with the government only for two days and then started raising questions on aerial strike and other matters.
BJP's official Twitter handle earlier sought to remind Mr Gandhi that Beijing's berth in the powerful UNSC was 'gifted' by Pt Jawaharlal Nehru.
"China would not be in the UNSC had your great grandfather not 'gifted' it to them at India’s cost.
India is undoing all mistakes of your family. Be assured that India will win the fight against terror," went a missive from BJP's official Twitter handle shortly after Mr Gandhi's criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (UNI)