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PM Modi’s G-20 summit visit a ‘photo opportunity’: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress Party on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s G-20 summit appearance was a photo opportunity, much less a foreign policy.

“Prime Minister Modi’s visit to G-20 was a photo opportunity not a foreign policy,” Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar told ANI.

He further said that if Prime Minister Modi was ready to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Naga leaders, then why doesn’t he talk to Separatists in Jammu and Kashmir and Maoists in Bastar?

“If the Prime Minister is ready to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Naga leaders, why doesn’t he talk to Geelani in Jammu and Kashmir and Maoists in Bastar? Why does PM Modi have such a two faced policy,” he added.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had a conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS leaders’ informal gathering in Hamburg, Germany.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay took to Twitter and even posted a picture of Prime Minister Modi exchanging pleasantries with the Chinese President.

“At d BRICS leaders’ informal gathering @ Hamburg hosted by China, PM @narendramodi and President Xi had a conversation on a range of issues,” he tweeted.

India claims Sikkim border as part of its territory, but China has said that the area falls on their side as per the 1890 treaty signed between British and China.

Consequently, China suspended the annual Kailash Manasarovar yatra and conceded that the decision to suspend the pilgrimage was due to the border scuffle.

The Chinese and Indian security forces posted at Doklam, an area near the Sikkim border, are locked in a standoff for almost a month now. (ANI)