New Delhi: Asserting that the BJP-led NDA Government has mastered the art of ‘taking unauthorised U-turns’, the Congress Party on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘mindless diplomacy’ and said his immature handling of Pakistan has belittled the stature of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
“The Modi Government doesn’t have a policy on Pakistan. They are calling it ‘out-of-the-box diplomacy’. Everything is out of the box for him, more like Jack-in-the-box. This is mindless diplomacy,” Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the media here.
“Prime Minister Modi wants to make history without learning from history. Immature handling of Pak has belittled the stature of the office PMO,” he added.
Launching a tirade against the Prime Minister for his sudden detour to Pakistan, Sibal said that he failed to understand as to why the former broke his journey to visit Lahore.
“We can’t understand when Prime Minister was in Kabul, why did he break journey?” he asked.
“They can’t just drop in. There has to be some institutional decision. Why did he stop in Lahore? No one knows. Even his ministers don’t know,” he added.
Sibal alleged the government doesn’t have a policy on Pakistan.
“There have been thousand violations on the border since Prime Minister Modi came to power,” he added.
Reacting to the government’s claim of handing over the evidences of Pathankot terror attack to Pakistan, Sibal said, “We must wait and watch as to what Pakistan is going to offer.”
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called up his NSA and Army Chief and had discussions with them on the evidence India has given,” he said.
“.We have given evidence in the past, like on Mumbai attacks. We also told them where Dawood is. They have time and again let us down. Even today, they haven’t admitted that the terrorists were sent by Jaish-e-Mohammad, sent by ISI,” he added.
Talks scheduled for next week in Islamabad between the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan looks in jeopardy in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack. (ANI)