Back from her Pakistan visit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday was cornered by opposition in Lok Sabha on various issues surrounding the outcome of her meet with Pakistan counterpart Sartaj Aziz.
One of the issues she was criticized for why she spoke in Urdu to the media in Pakistan.
Here’s what she said to silence the Opposition:
“I have been criticized for speaking in Urdu to Pakistani media. I would like to tell such people that Urdu is also an Indian language. Pakistan does not have a monopoly over it. It’s my country’s language too. If I can speak in Sanskrit in the World Sanskrit Conference in Bangkok, why can’t I speak in Urdu in Pakistan?” Swaraj told the house.
Interestingly, her reply in Lok Sabha also came in chaste Urdu, with precise pronunciations and flow.
Here’s the video of Sushma Swaraj’s reply
Feature image source: PTI Photo