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Swamy calls Imran Khan's UNGA address 'roadside speech'


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In a scathing attack on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said it was a "roadside speech" and made under apparent pressure from that country's Army.
"He was speaking like he is addressing some people on the road. It was a very bad speech and only people sitting in the visitor's gallery were clapping. In the United Nations, you cannot comment on domestic politics (of another country) but should speak on international issues," Swamy said while talking to the media here.
He was answering queries from reporters at the Rouse Avenue Court in New Delhi where he had gone in connection with the National Herald case.
Swamy said that the speech might make some "uneducated people" in Pakistan happy and they may call it a brave speech.
"Maybe he gave such a speech due to the pressure by Pakistan Army as the army had called him 'napunsak'," he added.
Swamy said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech at the UNGA, spoke very well and spoke on various relevant issues.
Khan on Friday cited the Congress party to peddle his anti-India rhetoric.
"The previous Congress Home Minister gave a statement that in RSS camps, terrorists are being trained," Khan said at the world body which is deliberating on climate change and inclusion in its 74th session.
Khan continued his vile narrative against India over New Delhi's move to revoke Article 370 and also flouted the time limit set for the address by world leaders.

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First Published: Sep 28 2019 | 5:12 PM IST

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