Cong Leader Praises Swaraj For Her UNGA Address


Kolkata: Veteran congress leader Ompraksh Mishra on Monday praised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her speech at the UN General Assembly countering Pakistan and hoped that her “energy and resolve” would be matched by the government’s action. Omprakash Mishra wrote her facboook that ‘Our External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke well at UN General Assembly.’

The Congress leader also hits PM Modi on Indus water treaty. He wrote, ‘PM Modi’s statement that blood and water cannot flow together is in extreme bad taste. India has every right to assert its interest in the context of Indus Water Treaty but that need not be couched in the language of revenge. There is article 62 in the Vienna Convention on Treaty 1969 that can be resorted as changed circumstances. Besides there are many other ways.’

 Swaraj in her address at the 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) session said there are nations “in our midst” where UN designated terrorists roam freely and deliver “their poisonous sermons of hate with impunity”, an apparent reference to Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.

She also made a strong pitch for isolating such nations who speak the language of terrorism and for whom sheltering terrorists has become “their calling card”.