Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Thursday slammed the opposition for creating ruckus in the Rajya Sabha, and said, “when it comes to national interest, politics should be set aside”.
“I wanted to inform the Rajya Sabha of the developments made in the past month. You saw a very successful visit of the PM to the US. I felt bad that the Opposition was not ready to listen”, the Minister said outside the Parliament.
Jaishankar said, “We may debate within the country but outside the country, we should display a united front, adding, that the opposition conduct today should be looked into, when it comes to national interest, politics should be set aside and it should be appreciated.”
The Minister remarks came after the sloganeering of the Opposition when he was giving a suo moto statement in the upper house today on India’s foreign policy in the past few months.
He alleged that ‘it seemed that they wanted to criticise any and every achievement of the country.
Foreign Policy is an area where we usually work together”, Dr Jaishankar said.