BJP on Tuesday hit at Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif calling him a “a political pygmy in a powerless government kowtowing to the terror organisations”.
"Pakistan Foreign Minister is a political pygmy in a powerless government kowtowing to the terror organisations. These pusillanimous comments reflect Pakistan's frustration with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's successful diplomacy in exposing the terror face of Pakistan to the world. That Pakistan is getting desperate is evident from these patently foolish and irresponsible comments," BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao told PTI.
Rao’s remarks came in response to Asif’s breach of diplomacy propriety, in which he used highly provocative word for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the Indian government was being run by a “terrorist party”.
Asif made the remarks in an appearance on Geo TV's Capital Talk show, in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's UN General Assembly (UNGA) speech last month, in which she had accused Pakistan of "producing and exporting terrorism".
Asif made the remarks while talking about Kashmiris who have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir and civilian casualties in cross-border firing along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, the Dawn reported.
"A terrorist party is ruling them (India) - the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is ruling them. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is like its subsidiary organisation," he said.
Explaining his stance, Asif said, "Look at the language the Indian prime minister is using, the way Muslims are being killed over cow-related issues. And just recently, on Dussehra, they burnt the effigies of Rohingya Muslims four times," he claimed.