Twitter Reminds R Madhav, Ex-Minister In "Funny Instance" Is Now BJP Leader

Twitter Reminds R Madhav, Ex-Minister In "Funny Instance" Is Now BJP Leader

Twitter Reminds R Madhav, Ex-Minister In "Funny Instance" Is Now BJP Leader 

New Delhi: Ram Madhav, the senior BJP leader was targetted on social media today,  after his dig at the UPA, recounting a "funny instance" when a foreign minister of India once read out the speech of his counterpart from another country at a key United Nations meet. The senior leader was offered a reality check.

Ram Madhav was talking, at a meet of the party's youth forum in Hyderabad, of the visibility India has gained in international forums. He said, both Prime Minister and the External Affairs Minister are noticed around the world.

 

"But at one point, India's external affairs ministers were never noticed at international forums including the UN. There were funny instances like once an Indian foreign minister reading the speech of foreign minister of another country," he said.

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Mr Madhav had made a reference to was SM Krishna, who, in 2011, had inadvertently read out the speech of his counterpart from Portugal for nearly three minutes at the UN Security Council, before the Indian diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri, pointed out the error. The minister did not realise his mistake, apparently because the first portion related to general issues related to the UN, development and security.

 

Twitterati pointed out that the Bhatiya Janata Party has recently welcomed SM Krishna, who was the UPA's foreign minister from 2009 to 2012. Some of the twitter users, posted a former foreign minister's picture with BJP chief Amit Shah, when he switched sides. Others called it a "face palm" situation for Mr Madhav. 

In March, Mr Krishna,  a veteran Congressman had joined the BJP , hurt at being sidelined by the leaders in Karnataka. Hardeep Singh Puri in the junior minister of the housing and urban affairs department in PM Modi's government.

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