Trump Sarkar Remark: Jaishankar defended PM Modi nicely, says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi : Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for defending Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark – 'Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar' – at the 'Howdy, Modi' event last week in the United States.
Attacking S Jaishankar's remark, Rahul Gandhi took to the micro-blogging website and thanked him for covering up Prime Minister’s ‘incompetence’.
"His fawning endorsement caused serious problems with the Democrats for India. I hope it gets ironed out with your intervention. While you’re at it, do teach him a little bit about diplomacy," the Congress MP tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi's reaction comes one day after Jaishankar said that PM Modi's 'Abki Baar, Trump Sarkaar' remark should not be misinterpreted.
“I think, please, look very carefully at what the prime minister said. My recollection of what the prime minister said was that candidate Trump had used this (Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar). So PM is talking about the past.” Jaishankar said in response to the question at presser in Washington.
He added,”I don’t think we should, honestly, misinterpret what was said. I don’t think you’re doing a good service to anybody.”