Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cabinet ministers and political adversaries on Sunday lauded External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her fiery speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, in which she had launched a scathing attack on Pakistan.

Sushma Swaraj brutally took down Pakistan in her speech at United Nations General Assembly on late Saturday night.

“A country that has been the world’s greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity became a champion of hypocrisy by preaching about humanity from this podium,” she had said. Responding to Pakistan PM’s speech, she said: “Abbasi wasted rather too much of his speech in making accusations against us.”

“If Pakistan had spent on its development what it has spent on developing terror, both Pakistan and the world would be safer and better-off today,” she said. In her speech, the Minister highlighted that India has concentrated on development and built IITs, IIMs, AIIMS, but Pakistan developed terror.

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“But what has Pakistan offered to the world and indeed to its own people apart from terrorism? We produced scholars, doctors, engineers. What have you produced? You have produced terrorists. Doctors save people from death; terrorists send them to death. If Pakistan had spent on its development what it has spent on developing terror, both Pakistan and the world would be safer and better-off today,” she had said.

The Minister also said the terrorist groups created by Pakistan are not only harming India, but also hurting its other neighbours Afghanistan and Bangladesh as well.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on social media, saying Swaraj has made an “incredible speech”.

BJP president Amit Shah said the Minister has made the nation proud.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan  praised Sushma for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan.

Excellent, powerful and insightful speech, said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore too praised Swaraj on the Twitter.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Swaraj for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley congratulated Swaraj for “brilliantly espousing India’s case” at the UN.

AAP leader Kumar Vishvas praised Sushma Swaraj for her speech through a tweet in Hindi.

There was a “thank you” barb from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

BJP Spokesperson Susdhansu Trivedi also congratulated swaraj for slamming Pakistan.