http://www.monstersandcritics.com/n...ister-makes-gaffe-at-UN-Security-Council-meet New Delhi - A day after India's Foreign Minister SM Krishna accidentally read out the speech of his Portuguese counterpart at the United Nations Security Council meeting, the minister shrugged it off Sunday, saying such things happen. In the embarrassing gaffe, Krishna read out several pages of the wrong speech at the United Nations Saturday, including a part expressing pleasure that two Portuguese-speaking nations - Portugal and Brazil - were represented at the council. An Indian official caught on about five minutes into the speech, interrupted Krishna and directed him to the correct speech. Playing down the error, India's External Affairs Ministry said in a statement that initial parts of all formal addresses contain salutation and courteous references and this was the part Krishna mistakenly read. 'The minister went on to make a well-received statement where he highlighted the relevance of the Indian success story to international efforts to meet the challenges of development, peace and security,' the statement added. 'Unfortunately, it happened ... There was nothing wrong in it,' Krishna was quoted as saying by the Times of India newspaper after the meeting. 'There were so many papers spread in front of me so by mistake the wrong speech was taken out.' India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and tweeters were both angry and amused. 'The UN Security Council is a very august body. But the minister reads out Portugal Minister's speech. The foreign minister represents the country there. I feel sorry as an Indian,' BJP's spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said. 'Maybe Portugal has outsourced its speech to Bangalore,' a message on a social networking site read. Another said, 'Why do we have a mistake like him in the government?' A friendlier comment was, 'Look at the bright side. We can now lay claim to Cristiano Ronaldo.' -------------------------------------- Kalmadi, Naik, Krishna, who is the next one?