Srinagar: Upping the ante on Narendra Modi over China which has once again shielded the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at UN Security Council, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah alleged that the Prime Minister has surrendered to China and Pakistan by delaying Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
China on Thursday blocked a fresh move to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN Security Council for the fourth time.
“How can the BJP claim to have been tough on internal security and tough against terror,” Mr Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the state, asked.
“PM Modi surrendered to China on Azhar and surrendered to Pakistan & its proxies by delaying elections in J&K. How can the BJP claim to have been tough on internal security and tough against terror?” Mr Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
“China places a ‘technical hold’ on Masood Azhar in the UN again! Pakistan gets its way once again,” he said.
Hitting out at Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over his reaction on Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s tweet accusing ‘PM Modi of being scared of China’; Mr Abdullah said Centre gave Pakistan a small victory when it postponed the Anantnag by-polls in 2017 and a big victory now that it has failed to conduct Assembly polls in J&K.
“Mantri jee, your Government gave Pakistan a small victory when you postponed the Anantnag by-poll in 2017 and a big victory now that you’ve failed to conduct assembly elections. If anyone is giving Pakistan a reason to celebrate it isn’t @RahulGandhi. Look closer to home sir,” he tweeted.
Prasad had said, “What has happened to Rahul Gandhi? His tweet must be a headline in Pakistan… why is he in a celebratory mood.”
The Union Minister was responding to a tweed by Mr Gandhi, which read, “Weak Modi is scared of Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India. NoMo’s China Diplomacy: 1. Swing with Xi in Gujarat 2. Hug Xi in Delhi 3. Bow to Xi in China.”