New Delhi: An outspoken former justice of Supreme Court Markandey Katju no spared no time in attacking PM Narendra Modi over his frequent foreign trips in light of setback received by India regarding its NSG membership in Seoul on Friday.
The Press Council of India chairman took to Twitter, apparently taking on Modi who has visited many countries ever since he took charge as PM in 2014.
Someone asked me what will happen after Modi's present foreign trip.
My answer : another foreign trip
— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) June 24, 2016
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wasted no opportunity in claiming that PM Modi’s foreign policy has been a “completely failure”.
The AAP chief also stated that the PM needs to explain what he does on his “foreign jaunts”.
“PM Modi has completely failed on foreign policy front. He owes explanation on what did he do on his foreign jaunts?” Kejriwal tweeted.
PM Modi has completely failed on foreign policy front. He owes explanation on what did he do on his foreign jaunts? https://t.co/rNHlzWS02Q
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 24, 2016
Kejriwal’s remarks came as India’s attempts to get membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group was stalled, with China leading a group of countries that are insisting on New Delhi being a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Kejriwal's deputy in Delhi government, Manish Sisodia too said the PMO must be “questioned” for NSG defeat.
“For its defeat on the NSG issue, shouldn’t the PMO be questioned which is only focused on weakening state governments? Is there anyone to question or is everyone busy?” he tweeted.
India’s application for NSG membership was taken up at the 48-nation bloc’s special session in Seoul on Thursday, and is also being discussed on Friday.