‘Rafael deal got Bastille Day parade ticket…’, Rahul Gandhi taunts PM Modi

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Rafael Deal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France has come to an end. Now they have reached UAE. PM Modi made many agreements in France and met eminent personalities. He also attended the Bastille Day parade. PM Modi was awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honour. Although now politics has started in India. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted PM Modi’s silence on the Manipur violence. He said that Rafael got PM Modi a ticket for the Bastille Day Parade.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted and wrote that Rafael got PM Modi a ticket for the Bastille Day parade. While Manipur is burning and the European Union Parliament is discussing India’s internal matter. The PM has remained silent on both the issues.

PM Modi was the chief guest of the Bastille Day parade.

Bastille Day is celebrated every year on 14 July in France. Army parades on this day. PM Modi attended the parade as the chief guest. Posting the picture of the parade, PM Modi wrote that this visit to France was memorable. It was made even more special as I got to participate in the Bastille Day celebrations. It was wonderful to see the Indian contingent taking pride of place in the parade. I am grateful to President Emmanuel Macron and the French people for their extraordinary warmth and hospitality. May the friendship between India and France continue to grow.

Indian Navy’s deal to acquire 26 Rafale-Marine fighter jets for INS Vikrant carrier was announced during PM Modi’s visit to France.

European Parliament proposed before the trip to France

Just ahead of PM Modi’s visit, the European Parliament tabled a resolution asking the Indian government to step up efforts to stop the violence in Manipur. India said that a resolution on Manipur by the European Union reflects its colonial mindset.

India hit back at EU

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said such interference in India’s internal affairs is unacceptable and reflects a colonial mindset. Indian authorities at all levels including the judiciary are aware of the situation in Manipur and are taking steps to maintain peace and harmony and law and order. The European Parliament would be well advised to use its time more productively on its internal issues.

Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said India had approached EU parliamentarians ahead of the resolution on Manipur, which is India’s “internal matter”.

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