Advertisement
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Re-Election Of Dalveer Bhandari To ICJ Shouldn't Be Considered As 'Diplomatic Victory Of Modi Govt': Congress

India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected as the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the United Kingdom withdrew the nomination of Christopher Greenwood on Monday.

Re-Election Of Dalveer Bhandari To ICJ Shouldn't Be Considered As 'Diplomatic Victory Of Modi Govt': Congress
| File Photo
Re-Election Of Dalveer Bhandari To ICJ Shouldn't Be Considered As 'Diplomatic Victory Of Modi Govt': Congress
outlookindia.com
2017-11-21T18:08:17+05:30

The Congress on Tuesday said that re-election of Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should not be considered as a 'diplomatic victory of the Modi government.'

India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected as the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the United Kingdom withdrew the nomination of Christopher Greenwood on Monday.

Slamming the government for portraying the event as a victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Anand Sharma said that his re-election was expected, and not unprecedented.

Speaking to the media, Sharma said, "We are happy that India's candidate Justice Dalveer Bhandari has finally managed to get a second term to ICJ. This was a closely contested election. His win is photo-finish. He was elected for a full term during the UPA rule, but we didn't claim that to be a big diplomatic victory. So there is no diplomatic victory of the present government in his second term too."

BJP president Amit Shah had termed Bhandari's re-election as a "huge diplomatic win" and lauded Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Taking to Twitter, Shah said, "With every step and effort of the Modi Government, we see the reflection of a strong and decisive leadership. I applaud Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for this huge diplomatic win."

"This victory reflects the diplomatic success of the Government of India, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he added. (ANI)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement