'2024 ka result toh wahi hoga..': Jaishankar exudes confidence of BJP's win in LS polls
New Delhi, June 8: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday expressed confidence that BJP will win the 2024 Lok Sabha elections while criticising Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on India's domestic politics during his visit to the United States.
"2024 ka result toh wahi hoga, hamein pata hai..", Jaishankar said at a press conference. He was responding to a query on Rahul Gandhi's remarks in the United States.
Jaishankar, speaking at a news conference marking the nine-year of the Modi government, stated that Rahul Gandhi expects outside support to work in India and that if the narrative against the BJP-led government does not work in India, it will be taken overseas.
"Rahul Gandhi is habitual of criticising the country and making comments on our politics whenever he goes out of the country. The world is looking at us and what are they seeing? Elections are held, sometimes one party wins and some other times the other party wins. If there is no democracy in the country, such a change should not come. Results for all elections should be the same. 2024 ka result toh wahi hoga, hamein pata hai...," Jaishankar stated.
"If you see, all this narrative (against the government) has been made in India. If this narrative does not work in India or gets less attention in the country, then this narrative is taken outside. He expects that outside support will work in India."
"We have democracy in the country, I will have something, you will have something. You will have some politics while we will have some politics. I have no objection to whatever he does inside the country but I don't think taking national politics out of the country is in the national interest. I don't feel it will increase his credibility," he further said.
Rahul Gandhi, speaking to the Indian diaspora earlier this week during his visit to the United States, claimed that the country's democratic framework is under attack.
"Full-scale attack on our institutions, on our judiciary, on our media and it is your responsibility and our responsibility to defend the idea of India," Rahul Gandhi said.