Accusing the Centre of having no cohesive Pakistan policy, former law minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the “mindless wooing” of Pakistan is bound to result in betrayal.
He also targeted National Security Advisor for mishandling the entire operation and said he ill advised the government and sought to take the credit by keeping the Army at bay, which has the core competence to deal with such situations.
Instead of trying to make history, the senior Congressman said, Modi should learn from it. He accused the government of having mastered the art of taking “unauthorised U-turns” without realizing that such manoeuvres only lead to accidents. “Since May 2014, Modi’s Pakistan policy is confused, lacks continuity and is bereft of institutional guidance,” Sibal said, adding this was why the foreign minister was ‘sidelined’ and other ministers clueless about what the PM was up to.
Sibal likened Modi’s Pakistan policy to an “unguided missile” that creates a spectacle when fired but loses trajectory and inevitably crash-lands. “Stop embarrassing India,” Sibal asserted.