India under PM Modi has guts to stand up to anybody, even the US: Sushma Swaraj

| Updated: Aug 04, 2017 02:34 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 03 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on successful bilateral relation with countries across the world saying that the latter has the guts to challenge US President Donald Trump. "Narendra Modi has earned respect for the country. He has brought glory to India. Despite Trump's allegations on India taking bribe, Prime Minister Modi has the guts to stand against Trump and the US. The world sees India differently now. We have improved ties with our neighbours," Swaraj said while speaking in Rajya Sabha. Further, she slammed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's meet with the Chinese envoy while India is in a standoff with the PLA at the Doklam plateau. "He (Rahul) should have consulted with the Prime Minister first. The opposition should have taken the government's view before meeting the Chinese. Rahul should have consulted Prime Minister Modi before meeting Chinese envoy. Opposition should have taken governments view before meet," Swaraj said. Swaraj's statement comes after senior Congress leader Anand Sharma attacked Prime Minister Modi for his foreign policies, saying that he has not uttered a single word on what he talked with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meetings in Astana (Kazakhstan) and Hamburg (Germany). "It is his (PM's) duty to tell us. He cannot remain silent on matters of India's sensitive interests," he said. Sharma had also questioned PM Modi's Pakistan trip in 2016, while saying that Nehru had earned respect for his foreign policies. (ANI)