Taking potshots at BJP president Amit Shah for blaming India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s “historic blunder” for the current impasse in Jammu and Kashmir, the Janata Dal (United) on Thursday said this shows his ignorance, lack of depth and intellectual knowledge.
Questioning the BJP president’s credentials to make such remarks, JD (U) leader Pavan Varma said there is a sense of both despair and amusement when people like Amit Shah begin to comment on Nehru.
“Amit Shah’s credentials are particularly absent. So, I think Amit Shah should be careful not to go into those areas where his ignorance, lack of depth, intellectual knowledge is very poor,” he told ANI.
Speaking at an event to commemorate Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the BJP president yesterday called Nehru’s handling of the Kashmir issue “a historic blunder”.
“There was no need for a truce. No one knows till date why it was announced. If Nehru had not announced it, the Kashmir problem would not have even existed,” he said.