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Nehru committed original mistake on China: Jaitley

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Under attack from the for its failure to yet again designate as a global terrorist, the government fielded Jaitley for its defence who alleged that the original mistake, not only on but also on China, was committed by

Jaitley's remarks came soon after the blamed Narendra Modi's foreign policy vis-a-vis for the latter yet again blocking the bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group (JeM)'s as a global terrorist.

"The original mistake, both on and China, was committed by the same person," Jaitley said in a tweet.

Referring to India's first Prime Minister's "infamous" letter to ministers dated August 2, 1955, the senior said it was Nehru who said taking China's place in the United Nation's (UNSC) would be "very unfair for a great country like China".

"Will the tell us who the original sinner was?" he asked.

Jaitley quoted Nehru as saying in the letter: "Informal suggestions have been made by the that should be taken into the but not in the Security Council, and that should take her place in the ...we cannot, of course, accept this as it means falling out with and it would be very unfair for a great country like China not to be in the "

Earlier, with China for the fourth time putting on hold the proposal against Azhar in the UN Security Council, Congress said it is a major setback for the global fight against terrorism and "reaffirms Chinese position of being an inseparable ally of terrorism's breeding ground Pakistan".

Blaming Modi, he said: "The present situation also arises out of failure of a weak-kneed Modi government, bending over backwards before China over last 5 years, which has culminated into the present state of things where the Chinese have blocked Masood Azhar's declaration as an 'international terrorist', without any reason and only to please its ally "

The Congress asked if Modi would answer why he became "Maun Modi" (silent) as India's interests are repeatedly being compromised.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:00 IST