The Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar on Thursday has expressed his concern over the reports of a parade float in the Brampton city of Canada celebrating the assassination of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and said that, “There is a larger underlying issue about the space which is given to separatists and it is not good for ties.”
While addressing to the queries during a press conference on nine years of Modi government, Jaishankar slammed Canada over the incident and said that giving space to the extremists is not good for the nation.
In reply to the query about the reports of late PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination celebration in the Canada city, Jaishankar said that, “I think there is a bigger issue involved. Frankly, we are at a loss to understand other than the requirements of vote bank politics why anybody would do this…. I think there is larger underlying issue about the space which is given to the separatists, to extremists, to people who are advocating violence. I think it is not good for the ties.”
He said it isn’t only incident in Canada “however egregious it may be”.
Earlier in the day, High Commissioner for Canada in India Cameron MacKay condemned the celebration of the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
MacKay said that he is “appalled” by reports of an event in Canada that celebrated the killing of Indira Gandhi.