New Delhi: With the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) Friday rejecting India's application for membership of the 48-nation grouping, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and blamed him for the setback.
Gandhi put out just a one-line tweet in reaction to the NSG decision but that was enough to send across the message.
NSG: How to lose a negotiation by Narendra Modi #FailedModiDiplomacy
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 24, 2016
Earlier on Friday, the NSG rejected India's membership bid on the ground that it was still not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – a prerequisite to become a member of the NSG.
Several nations, notably China, opposed granting India the membership.
This despite the fact that the Indian government, including PM Modi himself, had lobbied hard for the membership of the elite nuclear club.