PM Modi hails Sushma on re-election of Justice Bhandari

RSTV Bureau
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Photo - PTI

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Photo – PTI

Hailing re-election of Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice, Prime Minister Narendra Modi credited the efforts of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and MEA officials. He also congratulated Justice Bhandari, calling his re-election as a “proud moment” for India.

“Congratulations to EAM @SushmaSwaraj and her entire team at MEA & diplomatic missions for their untiring efforts that have led to India’s re-election to ICJ,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

He also expressed gratitude to members of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council.

“Our deep gratitude to all the members of UNGA as well as UNSC for their support and trust in India,” the PM tweeted.

Former Supreme Court judge Davleer Bhandari, who was first elected to the world court in April 27, 2012, Bhandari was today re-elected to the ICJ after the General Assembly overwhelmingly threw its weight behind him, forcing Britain to withdraw its candidate from a hard-fought race to the World Court.

File photo of Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN.addressing media  on Monday,

File photo of Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN.addressing media on Monday,

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj too congratulated India’s Dalveer Bhandari, while also complimenting her ministry’s officials for their efforts in ensuring his success.

She made a special mention of India’s Permanent Representative in the UN Syed Akbaruddin while hailing her ministry’s team.

“Congratulations to Justice Dalveer Bhandari on his re-election as a Judge of the ICJ. Huge efforts by Team – MEA. Syed Akbaruddin @AkbaruddinIndia our Permanent Representative in UN deserves a special mention,” she said on Twitter.

Following his election, Swaraj had tweeted, “Vande Matram-India wins election to the International Court of Justice. JaiHind”.

(With inputs from PTI)