Election Result 
MADHYA PRADESH - 230
PartyLW
CONG03111
BJP06103
IND14
OTH20
RAJASTHAN - 199
Party20182013
CONG9921
BJP73163
IND137
OTH149
CHHATTISGARH - 90
PartyLW
CONG167
BJP015
BSP+07
OTH00
TELANGANA - 119
Party20182014
TRS8863
TDP, CONG+2137
AIMIM77
OTH39
MIZORAM - 40
Party20182013
MNF265
IND80
CONG534
OTH10
  • search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    It's my job to be informed on critical issues, says Rahul Gandhi

    By Chennabasaveshwar
    |

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday defended his meeting with Chinese envoy amid Sikkim stand-off after his party spokesperson confirmed the meeting today afternoon.

    Cong does a flip-flop, says Rahul had indeed met with Chinese envoy

    Rahul Gandhi tweeted his response saying 'It is my job to be informed on critical issues. I met Chinese Ambassador, Ex-NSA, Congress leaders from Northeast and Bhutanese Ambassador.'

    He hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) objection over his meeting with Chinese Ambassador and sought explanation from the ruling party why three Union Ministers are availing Chinese hospitality amid the stand-off with China.

    Earlier, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala confirmed Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui meeting Rahul Gandhi. He said," Envoys met Rahul Gandhi ji, not only Chinese envoy but also Bhutanese envoy and ex-National Security Advisor (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon.

    Surjewala called the meeting as a 'courtesy call' saying 'Nobody should attempt to sensationalize this.' Various ambassadors and envoys keep meeting Congress President and Vice President time to time on a courtesy basis, he added.

    Surjewala said Rahul and other opposition leaders are "fully aware of our national interests" and are concerned about the "grave situation" on the Indo-Chinese border as well as "the situation arising in Bhutan as also in Sikkim".

    In fact, the Chinese embassy website had said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met with Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on July 8 and "exchanged views" on the "current bilateral relations".

    [Chinese Embassy removes its statement Rahul Gandhi 'met' Ambassador Luo Zhaohui']

    However, the party had denied reports of meeting.

    The reports of the meeting between Rahul Gandhi and the Chinese Ambassador have emerged following Congress leader's tweet questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "silence" on the current standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries in Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.

    OneIndia News

    For Daily Alerts

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more