New Delhi, May 2: Slamming the BJP led NDA government for taking credit on Masood Azhar being declared as an international terrorist by the United Nations. the Congress on Thursday said that it was the culmination of a 15 year long process initiated by the Manmohan Singh Governemt at the centre.
Addressing a joint press conference along with Ragini Kayak, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said the government should not take credit of United Nations declaring Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Terming the declaration of Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by the UN, , Mr Shukla said it was a 15 year long process.
‘’The Manmohan Singh Government had provided documents for declaring Masood Azhar as a Global terrorist and that became the basis.
Any one government should not take the credit. The present government should give credit to all,’’Mr Shukla said.
‘’The problem of the present government is that it takes credit of everything,’’Mr Shukla said. He also thanked China for withdrawing .objections to declaration of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
In a big diplomatic blow to Islamabad after aerial surgical strikes on terrorist breeding camps at Balakot deep inside Pakistan, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday placed Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar in its sanctions list freezing his assets, imposing a travel ban and an arms embargo.
Beijing had indicated on Tuesday a reversal of its stance on Azhar's designation as a global terrorist. The UNSC listing stipulates that all states will freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources.UNI