‘Thank you Jaishankar for covering up PM’s incompetence’: Rahul Gandhi on Trump Sarkar row

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday “thanked” External Affair Minister S Jaishankar for covering up for the prime minister’s ‘incompetence.’

“Thank you Mr Jaishankar for covering up our PM’s incompetence. His fawning endorsement caused serious problems with the Democrats for India. I hope it gets ironed out with your intervention. While you’re at it, do teach him a little bit about diplomacy,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.

Rahul’s comments came after Jaishankar clarified that PM’s remarks were ‘misinterpreted’. 

Jaishankar said, “I think, please, look very carefully at what the prime minister said. My recollection of what the prime minister said was that candidate Trump had used this (“Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkaar”). So PM is talking about the past.

He further said that PM Modi was pretty clear what he was talking about. He was saying, this is what you said as a candidate, which showed that you were trying to, (connect with India and its people even as a candidate).