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Indian diaspora backing PM Modi, some foreign newspapers are not neutral: BJP

Sanjeevni Today 13-01-2020 02:12 PM

Indian diaspora backing PM Modi, some foreign newspapers are not neutral: BJP


New Delhi, The BJP on Monday joined issue with the Congress over the issue of reaching out to the foreign media and diaspora on the new Citizenship law and asserted that the overwhelming section of overseas Indians is with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

".....Overwhelming majority of the diaspora is supporting Prime Minister Modi and all his initiatives including abrogation of Article 370, Triple Talaq and CAA and we are absolutely sure they are with us," Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge, Foreign affairs department of BJP, said here.

The BJP leader also said his party believes that in a democratic set up anybody can write for and against 'anything' as far as putting out a reasonable and balanced view is concerned.

"Right now (some western newspapers) have refused to play that impartial role and they have become the instruments of extreme Left wingers-Liberals," he remarked.

Mr Chauthaiwale was reacting to Congress leader Udit Raj's statement that Congress should intensify campaign among overseas Indians on issues like CAA to corner BJP and the Modi government.

However, Mr Chauthaiwale said there is a 'small minuscule minority who are either ultra liberals or anti-India lobby" and are indulging in false propaganda within India.

"Of course, we will give them replies in a democratic manner and also there is a minuscule section who has genuine questions with respect to the CAA and we are trying to dispel it through communication...For example a White Paper on CAA has been circulated," he said.

The BJP leader said leaders like Udit Raj and Sam Pitroda (known for his close affinity to Rahul Gandhi) are the 'spent forces' in the Congress party.

"They have no relevance and they are making all these provocative statements only to prove their relevance. Needless to say, the Indian Overseas Campaign, which is their overseas arm has a history of taking an anti-India stand," he maintained.

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