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‘No diplomatic isolation of Modi’

Published: 22nd December 2012 09:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2012 09:59 AM   |  A+A-

After Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin congratulated Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on winning a third term, Union External Affairs Minister  Salman Khurshid said that the Centre should not be questioned if another country forged ties with Gujarat. “We did not encourage any diplomatic isolation. We did not encourage sovereign countries to take a particular position on Mr Modi. They did take that position and we note that position. If they take another position, we will note that as well,” Khurshid said. “The Centre should not be criticised if certain countries do not want diplomatic ties with Gujarat and, at the same time, question should not be asked if a country forges ties with it,” he said, adding, “We may disagree with some of his policies and indeed some of the attitudes that he exhibits” “Still a section of American people think there should not be friendship with the Gujarat Government. If there is different thinking in Russia and the UK, then we do not have any problem.”

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