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“Staggering hypocrisy of self-styled Vishwaguru…”: Congress targets PM Modi over G-20 deceleration

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Following G-20 leaders adopted the Delhi Declaration on Saturday, Congress leaders targeted the Narendra Modi government over certain paragraphs in the formulation.

“Here’s yet another example of the staggering hypocrisy of the self-styled Vishwaguru. At the global level, in the G20 declaration para 78, he commits to respecting religious and cultural diversity and promoting dialogue and tolerance. At home in India, he refuses to act on ethnic violence in Manipur nor has he visited the state,” senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said in a post on X on Sunday.

“He remains silent on hate speech, lynchings, targeted killings, and attacks on holy places. His party and the larger ecosystem he belongs to, has unleashed systematic polarisation campaigns in states like Haryana and Uttarakhand, and has torn apart the social fabric of the nation,” Ramesh added.

Congress’ communication chief Jairam Ramesh also claimed that PM Modi’s “global talk” was at odds with his “local walk” when it came to his remarks on environment during the G-20 summit.

“The PM’s statements at the G20 and other summits globally are sheer hypocrisy. While destroying protections for India’s forests and biodiversity, and diluting the rights of Adivasis and forest-dwelling communities, he talks of environment, climate action and equity. The ‘Global Talk’ is completely at odds from the ‘Local Walk’,” he said.

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