At UNGA, Nawaz Sharif was at his pathetic best, says Ram Madhav

BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif talked like Supreme Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2016 12:59 pm
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Lambasting Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said “it was pathetic” to see Sharif “championing the cause of a UN designated terrorist organisation.”

Speaking to news agency ANI, Madhav said, “Nawaz Sharif with his speech yesterday established everything that India has been saying about him and the government in Pakistan.” Echoing Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s words, Madhav said Pakistan should be declared “a terrorist state.”

On Wednesday, the Pakistani Premier had referred to slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a “young leader murdered by Indian forces.” Sharif went on to say that Wani had “emerged as the symbol of the latest Kashmiri Intifada, a popular and peaceful freedom movement, led by Kashmiris, young and old, men and women, armed only with an undying faith in the legitimacy of their cause, and a hunger for freedom in their hearts.”

Criticizing Sharif for openly supporting a militant commander, Madhav said, “Pakistani PM at UN was at his pathetic best. He talked not like Supreme Commander of Pakistan but Supreme Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.” Earlier on Wednesday, Madhav had suggested that the government would mount pressure on the Pakistan government from multiple fronts and it would “not be a diplomatic response alone. He had said, “As far as other measures are concerned the government and concerned agencies have made it clear that at appropriate time, all the necessary responses will be given.”

Sharif’s stand triggered a strong reaction in India with many Indian leaders openly denouncing his stance. Calling the Pakistani PM’s statements “ridiculous”, senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Thursday said, “Pakistan doesn’t realise that when they speak like this they are making a joke out of themselves.”