Commendable job by MEA: Congress MP

  • Mr Anand Sharma

NEW DELHI: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma in March appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and diplomats for evacuating Indian nationals from war torn Ukraine.

“I am saying on record that the Ministry of External Affairs and diplomats have done a commendable job in evacuating our citizens,” Sharma said. Soon after External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar made a statement in the House, Sharma said, “I am proud as an Indian that our country has once again reinforced our reputation for undertaking large scale evacuation operations.”

He said that he also got a distress call from someone who wanted to rescue his ward and he rang up the foreign secretary and within half an hour the student was located. Sharma said he was updated on the student’s well being.

He also said that he wanted to know what India’s stand was at the UN Security Council and also asked the Minister about the efforts being made for effective interventions in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Noting that there have also been concerns about oil prices and defence supplies being impacted and how the government plans to ensure that there are no disruptions in the supply chain, he asked. Congress MP and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge asked, why India was late on issuing advisories, why did our students face danger while the citizens of other countries did not.