INDIA: On Thursday, Union minister Anurag Thakur slammed Congress leader Digvijaya Singh over his tweet thanking Germany.
The heated clash between the NDA and UPA government is making headlines each day, and now the foreign interference has sparked outrage among the saffron party leaders.
Amid Rahul Gandhi’s jail convection and disqualification from his Lok Sabha seat as an MP, the Congress party has initiated a protest against the Modi government.
Meanwhile, Germany responded and said that they had taken note of the verdict and Rahul Gandhi’s suspension from parliament, to which they expected standards of judicial independence and democratic principles to apply.
This foreign statement triggered a massive political controversy, and BJP accused the Congress party of seeking foreign intervention into India’s internal affairs.
Singh recently extended his virtual thanks to Germany’s spokesperson via tweet. He wrote, “Thank you Germany Foreign Affairs Ministry and Richard Walker @rbsw for taking note of how Democracy is being compromised in India through the persecution of @RahulGandhi.”
However, Anurag Thakur called it unprofessional. On Twitter, Thakur wrote, “Disgrace to the nation, @INCIndia & @RahulGandhi don’t believe to fight India’s democratic, political & legal battle within the country, hence, invite foreign powers to interfere in our internal matter. But New India headed by @narendramodi Ji will not tolerate any foreign intervention.”
Further, Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted, “Apparent that @INCIndia wants foreign interference in our affairs. Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Communist Party of China with opaque contents. During interactions abroad, plead for help to change the government. Thank them for your help. Any more proof needed?”
In the current state, the Congress-affiliated NSUI conducted a rally in central Delhi over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha. They hold the placards with the slogan “loktantra ki arthi” (death of democracy) written on them, and the protesters raise slogans against the ruling government.
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