Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday reprimanded overseas newspapers for reserving adjectives like “Hindu nationalist” for the Indian authorities.
“In the event you learn overseas newspapers, they use phrases like Hindu nationalist authorities. In America or Europe, they will not say Christian nationalist… these adjectives are reserved for us. They do not perceive that this nation is able to do extra with the world and never much less with the world,” mentioned Jaishankar.
Jaishankar was in Pune for the discharge of his English guide “The India Approach: Methods for an Unsure World,” which has been translated into Marathi as ‘Bharat Marg’.
The Marathi model of Jaishankar’s guide was launched by Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis.
Jaishankar mentioned he’s happy with it and does not suppose there’s something to be apologetic.
“In the event you have a look at the final 9 years, there is no such thing as a doubt that authorities and politics of the day are extra nationalistic…I do not suppose there’s something to feel sorry about it. The identical nationalist individuals have helped international locations overseas and moved ahead in catastrophe conditions in different international locations,” he mentioned.
Notably, there’s a row over the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ‘The Modi Query.’
India on Thursday denounced the controversial BBC documentary sequence on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and described it as a “propaganda piece” designed to push a discredited narrative.
Addressing a weekly media briefing, Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi mentioned this documentary present, based mostly on some inner UK reviews, exhibits the colonial mindset.
“We predict it is a propaganda piece designed to push a specific discredited narrative. The bias and the shortage of objectivity and admittedly persevering with colonial mindset are belatedly seen,” Bagchi mentioned in response to the query on the PM documentary sequence.
UK’s Nationwide broadcaster BBC aired a two-part sequence on PM Narendra Modi’s tenure as Gujarat’s Chief Minister. The documentary sparked outrage and was faraway from choose platforms.
“So in case you learn subsequent time in a overseas newspaper as a result of they at all times, overseas newspapers, they like utilizing phrases like Hindu nationalist remark, okay?” Jaishankar mentioned.
“So subsequent time you learn it, ask your self, how wrongly are they studying me that they really don’t perceive that this nation is on the point of do extra with the world, not much less with the world,” he suggested.
The EAM mentioned that everybody within the nation is linked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout India’s G20 Presidency.
“We need to present the world this G20 can have 200 conferences. By these 200 conferences, we need to present the world, please, world, come to see India. See the modifications in India, see how a lot enthusiasm and optimistic sentiment there’s for the world in India,” mentioned Jaishankar.
He additionally took a dig at Congress chief, Rahul Gandhi whereas referring to China.
“Why does not opposition speak about areas occupied by China in 1962….They by no means speak about that?” including, “I will not go to the Chinese language ambassador to get inputs, however my army management.”
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