Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over its decision to declare Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, terming it a big success for India’s efforts to root out terrorism.

Addressing a Lok Sabha Elections 2019 rally in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, PM Modi said, “It is a matter of satisfaction that a consensus has developed in the world on designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Der aye, durust aye (Better late than never).”

Claiming that the development has proved that country’s voice can no longer be ignored on the global stage, he said, “It is a big success for India’s efforts since long to root out terrorism.”

He said under the previous “remote-controlled” government, even the voice of the prime minister was not heard, but now, the voice of 130 crore Indians is making an impact at the United Nations.

“I want to say it loud and clear that this is just the beginning. Wait for happens next,” PM Modi said, while adding that India’s voice is being heard globally and its views can no longer be ignored.

The Prime Minister also thanked the world community for standing with India in its fight against terrorism.

He said that a small section in Pakistan which wants a bright future for their country has started openly speaking out against terrorism.

The PM referred to the surgical strike and the air strike in Balakot and said that with today’s development, the nation is witnessing India’s diplomatic victory.

He also targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and said, “When we were working towards this, the ‘naamdar’ (dynast) was expressing his happiness through his tweets. One section was very happy and they were mocking Modi. I want to tell them today that this is not just Modi’s success, it is the success of the whole country and its 130 crore people.

“I hope they will celebrate today also. For every Indian, no matter their ideology, it is a day of pride,” he said, as quoted by PTI.

The United Nations on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. The development came after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him under the Security Council’s Sanctions Committee.