Even as the Ministry of External Affairs has rejected US President Donald Trump's remarks on Kashmir mediation between India and Pakistan on Monday night, Congress has chosen to target the government over Trump's lie.
Taking on Twitter on Tuesday, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala shared the White House's statement on 'Remarks by US President Trump and Pakistan PM Imran Khan before the bilateral meeting'. Sharing the document, Surjewala questioned PM Modi, saying that the White House has put Trump's assertion in 'black and white' that the former asked the latter to mediate on Kashmir'.
The Congress leader went onto asking whether the Prime Minister will "call the bluff if President Trump is lying" or did his ask Trump to mediate?"
In another tweet replying to MEA's response dismissing Trump's claims, Surjewala once again targeted PM Modi asking why is he 'mum' on what transpired between the two heads of the state.
Meanwhile, Congress MP K Suresh on Tuesday has given an Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over US President Donald Trump's claim that PM Narendra Modi asked him to mediate on Kashmir.
On Monday, in a meeting with Pakistan PM Imran Khan at the Oval Office, the US President claimed that he was asked by PM Modi to do mediate between the two neighbouring countries over the long-going issue of Kashmir. Trump further expressed his willingness to be the mediator in the matter.
However, Trump's claims have been rejected from all quarters. The Ministry of External Affairs released a statement rejecting a third-party mediation in Kashmir issue. MEA also clarified that "no such request was made by PM Modi to the US President during the recently-concluded G20 Summit when the Prime Minister and US President held meetings. The statement further reiterated India's stand on Pakistan.