The Jaish-e-Mohammed chief was declared a global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday. This move is seen as a massive diplomatic victory for India which has been pushing for Azhar to be declared a global terrorist by the UN
New Delhi: Not very long ago, when China blocked Masood Azhar from being declared a globally designated terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a sharp swipe at PM Narendra Modi. In a sarcastic tweet, Rahul called Modi "weak".
The Congress chief said, "NaMo's China diplomacy: 1. Swing with Xi in Gujarat 2. Hug Xi in Delhi 3. Bow to Xi in China". As the UNSC branded the Pulwama mastermind a global terrorist on Wednesday evening, this old tweet has come back to haunt Rahul Gandhi.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed chief was declared a global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday. This move is seen as a massive diplomatic victory for India which has been pushing for Azhar to be declared a global terrorist by the UN. Azhar is responsible for the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed over 40 CRPF men. The move to designate Azhar global terrorist was blocked by China four times. But not this time.
Twitter has its ways to remind our politicians about their earlier positions. No wonder then, that Rahul Gandhi was quickly reminded of his earlier tweet which was widely seen as a blatant politicisation at the cost of national security.
Shehzad Poonawala, a Congress rebel had this to say.
Josh is high, Jaish is low as #MasoodAzhar designated as global terrorist! Big win for India!— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) May 1, 2019
Will opposition led by @RahulGandhi show grace & compliment @narendramodi govt for seeing this through? Unless they are feeling a personal sense of loss ;)
Filmmaker Advaita Kala too was quick to remind the Congress chief of his old tweet and the present silence.
Hello @RahulGandhi ji you mocked PM @narendramodi just a few weeks ago— Advaita Kala / अद्वैता काला (@AdvaitaKala) May 1, 2019
China has capitulated & #MasoodAzhar is now a UNSC declared Global Terrorist.
Time for "India First" and a tweet congratulating the PM ..maybe?
Big day for India's fight against terror! pic.twitter.com/SbqiiQCM9j
BJP's MLA from Chikkamagaluru too was quick to point it out.
Pakistani Masood Azhar has been declared Global Terrorist" by the UNSC.— Chowkidar C T Ravi 🇮🇳 ಸಿ ಟಿ ರವಿ (@CTRavi_BJP) May 1, 2019
Another victory for PM @narendramodi as even China buckles to India's diplomatic efforts.
Now Pakistan is left with no other option but arrest Rahul Gandhi's Masood Azhar Ji.#ModiCrushesPak
Will Rahul Gandhi now be gracious enough to choose country over politics?
Last Updated 7:57 PM IST