Talks & Terrorism Cannot Go Hand In hand: Sushma In RS


New Delhi: Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday raised the Doklam issue in the Rajya Sabha. Swaraj also targeted the Congress leadership for its stand on the dispute between China, Bhutan and India.

While addressing the leaders, Swaraj heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She said that in the last 17 years no prime minister have ever set their foot in Nepal. She added that PM’s Lahore visit was an out-of-the box decision.

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She slammed the Congress party saying that for over 11 years the nation was governed by Congress. Swaraj asked the Congress leadership whether they have forgotten the blockade that prevailed during Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure.

While talking on Doklam standoff with China, Swaraj said that India’s road map is peace. She said Chinese investment has gone up in a big way and the two countries are in continuous bilateral talks

“I am saddened that the leader of Congress in an attempt to know about India-China stand-off didn’t ask the government of India, but chose to meet the Chinese ambassador,” she said on Rahul Gandhi.

Swaraj emphasised that terrorism and talks cannot go hand in hand. She said that Pakistan went to denial mode after the Pathankot attack.

Swaraj said that India gave a roadmap of friendship, but it was one-sided. While talking about the standoff with China, Swaraj said that war was not the answer for any dispute. She said that India has the support of US and Russia.