Congress displayed insensitivity on Jammu & Kashmir issue, again: Venkaiah Naidu

By: | Published: August 18, 2016 1:30 PM

Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu today questioned former Home Minister P. Chidambaram's comments on Jammu & Kashmir

Referring to the controversial and contradictory remarks made by Congress leader Digvijay Singh and former HM P. Chidambaram, he said the statements and contradictions by Congress smell of political opportunism (ANI)Referring to the controversial and contradictory remarks made by Congress leader Digvijay Singh and former HM P. Chidambaram, he said the statements and contradictions by Congress smell of political opportunism (ANI)

Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu today questioned former Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s comments on Jammu & Kashmir and said, Congress has once again displayed its insensitivity on the Jammu & Kashmir issue as its own leaders are not in consonance.

Referring to the controversial and contradictory remarks made by Congress leader Digvijay Singh and former HM P. Chidambaram, he said the statements and contradictions by Congress smell of political opportunism.

He also questioned the consistency of Congress Party’s policy on Pakistan and Jammu & Kashmir. He said that Congress leader are not guided by national interest but by political opportunism. He also appealed to the Congress leaders asking them to be sensitive, realistic and act & speak accordingly. He asked, “Why is Congress trying to exonerate Pakistan?”

After senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers of ‘exacerbating’ the crisis in Jammu & Kashmir, Congress distanced itself from the leader calling his remarks “personal and individual views.”

P. Chidambaram had earlier said “I am concerned that situation in Jammu and Kashmir is sliding into total chaos. The PDP-BJP government is squarely responsible for the sharp deterioration in the last six weeks. The statements of the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Defence Minister have exacerbated the crisis. Moderation in words and actions alone can retrieve the situation.”

Congress leader Digvijay Singh also made controversial remarks while referring to Kashmir as ‘India-occupied Kashmir’. The comments came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned Balochistan and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir in his speech during the 70th Independence Day celebrations in Red Fort, New Delhi. He had said that PM Modi is more worried about POK and is not willing to talk to people of India-occupied Kashmir.

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