Rahul Gandhi's Swipe At PM Over Masood Azhar, "Weak Modi Scared Of Xi"

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's Swipe At PM Over Masood Azhar,  "Weak Modi Scared Of Xi" 

New Delhi: The move to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist was yet again blocked by China. This move has given Congress President, Rahul Gandhi another chance to launch an attack on PM Modi, while labelling him as "weak". His party said PM Modi's foreign policy has been a series of "diplomatic disasters".

In a decade, this is the fourth time that China had came to the rescue of Masood Azhar, whose terror organisation was banned by the UN in 2001. China, who is a veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, had made a last-minute objection yesterday to the resolution that was backed by an unprecedented number of countries. According to the sources said the figure went into "double digits".   

The Congress President had tweeted, this morning:

Since the Pulwama terror attack which claimed the life of 40 soldiers, the Congress has repeatedly reminded the government that it was another BJP-led government that had released Masood Azhar in exchange for the passengers of a hijacked Indian plane in 1999.  
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new diplomatic initiative with China, under which he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping in India and attended a summit meeting in Wuhan, has come under attack since China blocked the last effort to ban Masood Azhar in 2016, shortly after the Jaish attack on the Pathankot air base.

India, at the time had lodged a strong protest, saying China's move was "incomprehensible".  

However, the government, this time "disappointed by this outcome" and will "continue to pursue all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice".

Congress, after the face-off with China over Doklam, had accused the government of compromising national interests.

"It is most unfortunate that the Modi government has been caught snoozing while the Chinese have occupied the Doklam plateau as per news reports and satellite imagery," senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala had said in January last year.