MoS PMO Jitendra Singh hits back at P Chidambaram after ‘borderline anti-national’ Kashmir remark

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New Delhi | Updated: February 26, 2017 3:30:42 PM

Two days after senior Congress leader P Chidambaram slammed the government saying that the present Condition in Jammu and Kashmir is quite grim, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today hit out at him.

He and his colleagues should be grateful that the Narendra Modi Government is trying to undo wrongs that they had done in the state, says Jitendra Singh. (ANI)

Two days after senior Congress leader P Chidambaram slammed the government saying that the present Condition in Jammu and Kashmir is quite grim, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today hit out at him and said that he and his colleagues should be grateful that the Narendra Modi Government is trying to undo wrongs that they had done in the state.

Earlier today, his colleaugue in the Union Government, today questioned silence of Congress on his statement and asked the party to clear its stand on the issue. He asked why the Congress was silent on an anti-national statement by one of it’s senior leaders.

At an event in Hyderabad, the former Union Minister P Chidambaram had said that a series of mistakes were committed in the state, which were “almost too late” to be corrected now . Criticising the recent comment by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat in which he had said that nyone interfering with security operations will be treated as anti-national, Chidambaram said that the statement was “thoughtless”. He had also said that the graphs of killings in Kashmir has also raised alarmingly in Jammu and Kashmir.

He had also said that unless the government engage the people of the state for talks, the faith of the people in the Centre may be lost.

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He said that he had written five columns on the sttae on different dates, if they are read together then one may get the feeling that state is nearly lost. He added that minorities,dalits live in fear and the Parliament, which should debate without bitterness has become disfunctional. He also asked if democracy fails then what the future generation will get.

(With PTI inputs)

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