Rahul Gandhi targeted Narendra Modi on NSG failure


New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. After India failed in its Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership, Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Modi government on Twitter.  

“NSG: How to lose a negotiation by Narendra Modi,” Gandhi posted early on Saturday morning, with the hashtag ‘failed Modi diplomacy’.

India’s efforts to join NSG hit a roadblock after its attempts were dissatisfied in two-day plenary in Seoul where China, Brazil, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, Ireland, New Zealand opposed its entry because it is not a signatory to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The NSG which works on consensus and thus requires all members to agree to a new entrant – is significant as it gives countries access to nuclear technology and facilitates trade.

“We do not know why India showed its desperation and allowed the country to be equated with Pakistan on the issue of NSG membership,” Congress’ senior spokesman Anand Sharma said on Friday.

“It’s high time that Prime Minister Narendra Modi realises that diplomacy requires gravitas, depth and seriousness. PM Modi needs to realise diplomacy needs depth not public tamasha,” he said.

“The world saw the PM make a spectacle of himself and India. Now India faces embarrassment unnecessarily.”