BJP takes a jibe at Chidambaram for Kashmir remarks

SRINAGAR: Terming the former union home minister’s comment on Kashmir issue wherein he question the union governments Kashmir policy as ‘shocking’, union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that his comments were irresponsible and borders on anti-national tone, according to ANI reports.

The union minister for Information and Broadcasting has also castigated former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah saying that, “After losing power, Abdullah has changed his ‘tune and tone’.”

Naidu criticised the former chief minister of being hypocritical and opportunistic in his criticism towards the centre. He said, “Its opportunistic double talk”.

Taking a jibe at the Congress, Naidu said that after losing power, Congress and its allies had become like ‘fish out of water’.

Naidu’s attack on the Congress comes after P Chidambaram, while addressing a meeting organised by Manthan in Hyderabad on Friday, told the reporters he had a sinking feeling that Kashmir was nearly lost for India because the central government used brute force to quell dissent there. Manthan is a public discourse platform.

Chidambaram further added that he feared the situation would worsen if the BJP-lead NDA government did not make a course correction in framing their policies for Kashmir, the same ways the Cabinet Committee on security did, back in 2010.


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