Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Monday reacted to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s ‘wrong news’ remarks for the grand-old party. 

Taking to Twitter, Jairam Ramesh said, “the External Affairs Minister is playing a starring role in Modi Sarkar’s version of DDLJ.”

On Saturday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said some people deliberately spread wrong news about the China issue, knowing it is not true, for politics and by talking about some land which was taken by China in 1962, they give the impression this happened recently.

“The Modi government’s preferred strategy to deal with the Chinese incursions in Ladakh has been summed up with DDLJ – Deny, Distract, Lie, Justify,” Jairam Ramesh said. 

“EAM Jaishankar’s remarks are simply the latest attempt to divert attention from the Modi government’s failed China policy,” the Congress leader alleged. 


Queried about some people or leaders from political parties lacking confidence in India while speaking about China (military stand-off), EAM Jaishankar said there are some people in the Opposition who have such thinking which he finds difficult to understand.

He, however, said sometimes such people spread wrong news or information about China on purpose.

Jaishankar’s remarks were viewed as a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. 

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“If you want to ask why they have no confidence, why are they misleading people, why they spread the wrong khabar (news) about China? How can I answer these questions? Because I know they are also doing politics. Sometimes they deliberately spread such news that they know is not true,” Jaishankar said.

“Sometimes, they talk about some land, which was taken by China in 1962. But they will not tell you the truth. They will give you the impression that this thing happened yesterday,” he said without taking names.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had in September last year said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given “100 square kilometres of Indian territory” to China “without a fight,” and asked the government how it will be retrieved.

Jaishankar also said sometimes some people say there is “soch me kami” (lack of understanding) in him but in that case, he will approach the military leadership, Army, or Intelligence.

“I will not call the Chinese ambassador and seek information,” he said.

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