New Delhi, July 6 : In a satirical tweet, former union minister Yashwant Sinha on Friday launched an all-out attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi government over its foreign policy and held it responsible for the postponement of 2+2 talks between India and US and the refusal of UK Defence Minister to meet Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
“The US unceremoniously postpones the 2+2 talks. Defence minister of UK refuse to meet our defence minister in London. Yet our foreign policy is more successful than ever before,” Sinha tweeted.
The US unceremoniously postpones the 2+2 talks. Defence minister of UK refuse to meet our defence minister in London. Yet our foreign policy is more successful than ever before.
— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) July 6, 2018
Sinha said Bharatiya Janata Party has been claiming that India’s foreign policy is more successful than ever before but the manner in which the so-called 2-plus-2 dialogue between India and the US, scheduled for July 6 was postponed in the last-minute indicates the weak foreign policy.
Sinha also listed out the UK media report which alleged that British defence minister Gavin Williamson turned down a request for a bilateral meeting with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The meeting was requested over a month ago by Indian officials, and at least two British ministers including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reportedly sought to convince Williamson of the importance of finding time for Sitharaman.