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”.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 23, 2017
BJP president Amit Shah said the Minister has made the nation proud.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 23, 2017
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan praised Sushma for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan.
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) September 23, 2017
Excellent, powerful and insightful speech, said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 23, 2017
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore too praised Swaraj on the Twitter.
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 23, 2017
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Swaraj for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 23, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley congratulated Swaraj for “brilliantly espousing India’s case” at the UN.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) September 23, 2017
AAP leader Kumar Vishvas praised Sushma Swaraj for her speech through a tweet in Hindi.
अटलजी के बाद विश्वमंच पर भारतीय पक्ष की श्रेष्ठतम प्रस्तुतियाँ निस्सन्देह @SushmaSwaraj के नाम लिखी जाएँगीं.भारत की हर गूँज श्लाघनीय है 🇮🇳👍
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) September 23, 2017
There was a “thank you” barb from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Sushma ji, thank you for finally recognising Congress governments' great vision and legacy of setting up IITs and IIMs
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 24, 2017
BJP Spokesperson Susdhansu Trivedi also congratulated swaraj for slamming Pakistan.
Congratulations to Sushma Swaraj ji for seasoned & mature presentation of Bharat’s view & substantively exposing Pak. Splendid speech @ UNGA
— Dr Sudhanshu Trivedi (@SudhanshuTrived) September 23, 2017