My ministry doesn't lack talent: Sushma on report of Tharoor helping draft statement on Jadhav

"There is no dearth of talent in my ministry. I have the assistance of very able secretaries", she said in a curt tweet. The news report mentioned that Tharoor, a former Minister of State for foreign affairs, would help the government draft the 'Statement of Solidarity' on the issue of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday rubbished reports that Congress leader Shashi Tharoor would help the Narendra Modi government in drafting a statement on Kulbhushan Jadhav to be read out in Parliament.

"There is no dearth of talent in my ministry. I have the assistance of very able secretaries", she said in a curt tweet.

She also posted the news report to which she was reacting.

The news report mentioned that Tharoor, a former Minister of State for foreign affairs, would help the government draft the 'Statement of Solidarity' on the issue of Kulbhushan Jadhav. This statement would be adopted by both Houses of Parliament.

WHAT THE REPORT SAID

"The request to draft the resolution came from Swaraj after Parliament on Tuesday condemned Pakistan for sentencing Kulbhushan Jadhav to death", the report said.

Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, has been sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan on the charges of "espionage and sabotage" activities, a move that has triggered widespread outrage in India.

"There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Jadhav. If anything, he is the victim of a plan that seeks to cast aspersions on India to deflect international attention from Pakistan's well-known record of sponsoring and supporting terrorism", Swaraj had told both Houses of Parliament earlier in the day.

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