Asserting India’s non-partisan stand vis-a-vis domestic American politics, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday told.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi did the expression ‘Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar’ in the Houston rally,
merely relating to what the US leader had managed to endear himself to the Indian-American community throughout his official campaign.
Currently, on a 3-day trip to Washington DC, Jaishankar powerfully opposed the idea that the prime minister practised the phrase to endorse Trump’s candidature for his 2020 re-election battle.
“No, he (PM) did not tell that,” the minister said when asked during a news conversation with Indian reporters about
the meaning of the prime minister purportedly using the motto in his Houston address
“I think, please, look carefully at what the prime minister stated. My recall what the prime minister told was that competitor Trump had used this (Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar). So PM is speaking about the past.
“I don’t believe we should, honestly, misunderstand what was told. I don’t think you’re doing a good service to anybody,” Jaishankar said in response to the problem.
Addressing an enormous crowd of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in Houston on Sep 22, Modi said that India had joined well with Trump.
“The words of hopeful Trump, Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar, rang loud and clear. And his festival of Diwali in the White House lit up millions of faces with joy and love,” Modi had told amid thunderous applause from the audience.
Soon, the Congress in India blamed Modi of supporting Trump’s candidature. The BJP has rejected this.
“I mean, Modi was pretty clear what he was speaking about He stated, you told as a candidate,
showed you are working to, (connect with India and its people even as a candidate),” India’s non-partisan stand vis-a-vis domestic American politics Jaishankar told.
“We have a real non-partisan (approach to domestics US politics). So, our sort of access to whatever issues in this country is their politics, not our politics,” Jaishankar said.