A day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Pakistan in her powerful speech at the United Nation General Assembly on Saturday, Congress has attacked the minister by terming her speech as 'a bit disappointing'.
In a direct reference to Sushma Swaraj's New York speech, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said:
"Some things Sushma Ji said are appreciating whereas some statements were a bit disappointing. Everything is about the political environment in India. This was a speech aimed at BJP voters and sending a message to the voters, particularly on the subject of Pakistan, rather than posing a constructive and positive image of India. To that degree, this was a disappointing speech".
Earlier on Saturday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a powerful speech at the UNGA 2018, spoke a number of topics, including the schemes and programs launched by India under the leadership of PM Modi to the terrorist activities by Pakistan.
Sushma Swaraj, a few minutes into her speech, divulged into the most important topic pertaining India -- Terrorism and Pakistan. She slammed Pakistan for extending its support to the masterminds of terrorist attacks, giving special attention on 9/11 attack in US and 26/11 attack in India.
“Osama Bin Laden, the architect and ideologue of 9/11 was given safe haven in Pakistan. America had declared Osama bin Laden it's most dangerous enemy, and launched an exhaustive, worldwide search to bring him to justice. What America perhaps could not comprehend was that Osama would get sanctuary in a country that claimed to be America's friend and ally: Pakistan. Eventually, America's intelligence services discovered the truth of this hypocrisy, and its special forces delivered justice. But Pakistan continued to behave as if nothing had happened. " the EAM added. However, Sushma Swaraj expressed her concern over the brain behind the 26/11, Hafiz Saeed who “still roams around the streets of Pakistan with impunity”.
Denying the fact that India does not want to initiate communication with Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj further went onto add that talks with Pakistan have begun many times. However, the only thing the stopped India was Pakistan’s behaviour.
“There have been many governments in India, by many different parties. Each government has tried the peace option. Prime Minister Modi, by inviting the Heads of the SAARC nations, to his swearing-in ceremony, began his attempt for dialogue on his very first day in office”, she said.
Finally, instigating a blistering attack on Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj spoke about the recent barbaric attacks on the three Indian officers in Kashmir, questioning the need for a dialogue with Pakistan.