Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday shredded Rahul Gandhi for his "habit of criticising India" abroad and said taking national politics out of the country is not in its interest. Mr Jaishankar also exuded confidence in the NDA retaining power in 2024 parliamentary elections.
To a question at a press conference on the Congress leader's strong remarks in the US against the Modi government, Jaishankar said he does not have a problem with whatever is done within India, but asserted that taking internal issues aboard was not appropriate.
"Rahul Gandhi has a habit of criticising the country and making comments on our politics whenever he goes abroad. The world is looking at us and what the world is seeing. Elections are held in the country and sometimes one party wins and at times the other party wins," he said.
Rahul Gandhi addressed a community event at the Javits Centre organised by the American chapter of the Indian Overseas Congress and said that "Back home we have a problem, and I will tell you the problem. BJP and the RSS are incapable of looking at the future. They're incapable.