Rahul ‘thanks’ Sushma Swaraj for recognising Congress’ contribution in UNGA address

Updated on Sep 24, 2017 09:57 PM IST

In her UNGA address, Sushma Swaraj ripped apart Pakistan, saying India has established institutions like IITs, IIMs and AIIMS and Pakistan had created terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Haqqani network.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at the University in New Jersey on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at the University in New Jersey on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Asian News International, New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday thanked external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for recognising his governments’ “great” vision of setting up IITs and IIMs during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) address.

Taking to his Twitter page, the Congress leader said, “Sushma ji, thank you for finally recognising Congress governments’ great vision and legacy of setting up IITs and IIMs.”

Addressing the 72nd UNGA session in New York, EAM Swaraj on Saturday ripped apart Pakistan and said that India has established institutions like IITs, IIMs and AIIMS and Pakistan had created terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Haqqani network.

She added that India had produced scholars, doctors and engineers but the Asian neighbour produced terrorists.

EAM Swaraj’s fiery speech bashing Pakistan garnered attention from all the corners and several politicians including Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh hailed her befitting reply to the Islamabad.

Singh took to Twitter and said, “Congratulations to Smt. @SushmaSwaraj on her powerful, measured and nuanced articulation of India’s stand on the issue of terrorism at #UNGA (sic)”

He tweeted, “Her measured responses in spite of provocations speak volumes of her maturity & tenacity. She has exposed Pakistan’s duplicity on terrorism.”

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