Reacting sharply to US president Donald Trump’s ‘library’ jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said India has been doing immense development work in Afghanistan for which the people of the war-ravaged country “thank us, no matter what others do or don’t”.
“May be Trump should know that while he is decrying every other help in Afghanistan, India has been building not only libraries, but roads, dams, schools and even Parliament building. We are building lives, for which the Afghan people thank us, no matter what others do or don’t,” Madhav said in a tweet.
He was responding to Trump’s jibe at Modi for funding a “library” in Afghanistan, saying it is of no use in the war-torn country . Congress leader Ahmed Patel too termed Trump’s remark as “completely unacceptable” and asked the government to remind America of India’s assistance to Afghanistan.