On Saturday, Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar criticized George Soros, a veteran businessman and philanthropist, for his statements on India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking at the inaugural session of the Raisina Dialogue in Sydney, Australia, Jaishankar took a swipe at Soros, stating that he is a multi-faceted man who still believes that his ideas should set the pace of the whole world.
Jaishankar also accused Soros of creating narratives and spending money to support his views. According to the Foreign Minister, Soros is quick to label an election as good when the candidate he supports wins, but calls it flawed when the result is not in his favor. Jaishankar also criticized Soros for doing all of this under the pretense of supporting an open society.
This criticism comes after Soros strongly criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Munich Security Conference on Thursday. It is unclear what specifically Soros said about Modi, but his comments were likely related to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act and the ongoing protests against it.
George Soros is a prominent figure in the world of philanthropy and has donated billions of dollars to various causes. He is the founder of the Open Society Foundations, which aims to promote democracy, human rights, and social justice around the world.
The Raisina Dialogue is an annual conference organized by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation. The conference brings together leaders from around the world to discuss issues related to global politics and economics.