Nirmala Sitharaman slams Congress for encouraging ‘foreign interference’

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs a meeting to review performance of Public Sector Banks on various financial, efficiency and health parameters, in New Delhi on Saturday, March 25, 2023. (Photo:IANS)

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday accused the Congress of inviting “foreign powers” to interfere in the country’s internal affairs.

The development followed Germany’s reaction to the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from the membership of the Lok Sabha after a Surat court convicted him in a 2019 defamation case and sentenced him to two years imprisonment.

While commenting on Rahul Gandhi’s case, Germany has said that it is keeping an eye on the matter. Thanking Germany on behalf of the Congress for its response, senior party leader Digvijaya Singh tweeted, “Thank you Germany Foreign Affairs Ministry and Richard Walker @rbsw for taking note of how the Democracy is being compromised in India through persecution of Rahul Gandhi.”

Sharing the screenshot of Singh’s message, the Finance Minister tweeted, “Apparent that @INCIndia wants foreign interference in our affairs. Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Communist Party of China with opaque contents.
During interactions abroad, plead for help to change government. Thank them when help forthcoming. Any more proof needed?”