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Nehru "original sinner", favoured China for UNSC seat, says Jaitley

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hitting back at the Congress, Thursday said first was the "original sinner" who favoured over for permanent membership into the United Nation

This comes within hours of terming as "weak" and "scared" of Chinese after blocked a UN resolution to designate a global terrorist.

"The original mistake, both on and China, was committed by the same person," said Jaitley while quoting a letter written by Nehru to Ministers on August 2, 1955.

Jaitley, who heads the publicity committee of the BJP for the ensuing general elections, has quoted a part of the letter.

"Pt. Nehru's infamous letter to Ministers' dated August 2, 1955, states 'Informally, suggestions have been made by the that should be taken into the but not in the Security Council, & 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 Security Council," he said in a series of tweets.

Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, Jaitley asked, "Will the tell us who the original sinner was?"

India's bid to designate the as a global terrorist suffered a setback with China putting a technical hold on a proposal to ban him following the Pulwama terror attack.

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, leading to a flare-up in tensions between and

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:55 IST