PM raising Katchatheevu issue ‘highly irresponsible’: Congress

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said raking up of the issue was 'highly irresponsible' and a 'severe distortion of history'.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 10, 2024 | 5:15 PMUpdatedJun 10, 2024 | 5:15 PM

Katchatheevu island. (Apple Maps)

Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raising the Katchatheevu issue during the poll campaign, Congress on 10 June said it threatened to derail India’s relationship with Sri Lanka and asked if he would apologise for creating a “huge scare” with a neighbouring country. Raking up the issue was “highly irresponsible” and a “severe distortion of history”, it said.

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