Another BJP lie exposed: No UNSC seat was ever offered to India

After China blocked the proposal at the United Nations (UN) to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist for the fourth time, Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he is “scared” of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“Weak Modi is scared of Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India. NoMo’s China Diplomacy: 1. Swing with Xi in Gujarat. 2. Hug Xi in Delhi. 3. Bow to Xi in China,” Gandhi had tweeted.

A disgruntled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a press conference in which Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that India is still bearing the brunt of the mistakes committed by the Congress.

He further said that it was because of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru that China got a seat in UNSC (United Nations Security Council).

“Rahul gets happy when Masood is rescued by China. China today is a member of the Security Council because of your legacy. It was Jawaharlal Nehru who suggested UNSC seat which was then held by Taiwan be given to China,” Prasad said.


The truth is far from what has the BJP claimed.

The Hindu on Thursday (March 14) published an old clipping of its own paper dated to September 28, 1955.

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It states Jawarharlal Nehru’s reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on September 27, 1955 by Dr. J.N. Parekh on whether India had refused a seat informally offered to her in the U.N. Security Council.

“There has been no offer, formal or informal, of this kind. Some vague references have appeared in the press about it which have no foundation in fact. The composition of the Security Council is prescribed by the UN Charter, according to which certain specified nations have permanent seats. No change or addition can be made to this without an amendment of the Charter. There is, therefore, no question of a seat being offered and India declining it. Our declared policy is to support the admission of all nations qualified for UN membership,” Nehru’s reply was as quoted by The Hindu then.

Here is the clipping of the news article:

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