BJP has reduced Foreign Policy to 'event management exercise': JD (U)

JD (U) leader Pawan Verma was reacting to Prime Minister Modi’s remarks on government’s foreign policy in an interview.

Published: 28th June 2016 08:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2016 08:23 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Taking a critical view of the Centre’s foreign policy, especially with regards to Pakistan, the Janata Dal (United) on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government had left the nation’s foreign policy to become a mere ‘event management exercise.’

JD (U) leader Pawan Verma was reacting to Prime Minister Modi’s remarks on government’s foreign policy in an interview.

The Prime Minister had said that the nation had made significant progress in the diplomatic front since the BJP government assumed office.

“The Prime Minister has to defend his government and foreign policy. As far as foreign policy is concerned, people are asking if it is an event management exercise or if there is any strategic thought behind it. Especially, after the attack on CRPF jawans and 100 percent increase in terrorism, people want to know what is Prime Minister Narendra modi’s foreign policy towards,” Verma told ANI.

In an interview to Times Now, the Prime Minister said that PMO, External Affairs Ministry, Finance Ministry and other related ministries work in tandem, which was not the case during the previous regime.

“We work as a team. Foreign ministry, Prime Minister's officer, commerce ministry, finance ministry, defence minister, everyone works as a team, not as separate pieces. The impact that is now visible is not just because of Modi, it is because of the team. All teams work in a particular direction,” PM Modi said.

“That is why the impact is seen, earlier these teams were splintered. We have seen instances where the party would give a statement, the prime minister would say something else, party leaders would say something else. This disunity has had a negative impact. Thirdly, we also need to understand that earlier the world was bi polar. Foreign policy would be centered around two super powers. India was a little late in realizing that this bi polar situation was for namesake,” he added.


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