Naidu slams Digvijaya for remark on Kashmir

Naidu slams Digvijaya for remark on Kashmir

Naidu slams Digvijaya for remark on Kashmir

The spat between the BJP and Congress got new fodder with Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday attacking Opposition leader Digvijaya Singh.

Singh had called Jammu and Kashmir “India occupied Kashmir” – a phrase used by Pakistan.

Naidu said Congress leaders are not guided by national interest, but political interest, since their statements appear to exonerate Pakistan.

“Why is Congress trying to exonerate Pakistan? I appeal them to be sensitive, realistic and act and speak accordingly,” said Naidu.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came up with a tit-for-tat strategic policy to deal with Pakistan, which has been fomenting trouble in Kashmir, while addressing the nation on Independence Day.

 He had urged his government to expose atrocities in PoK and Balochistan before the world and found people from that region of Pakistan welcoming his move to flag human rights violations.

The BJP found Congress speaking in different voices since they had agreed with the PM’s positioning on Pakistan during an all-party meet on Kashmir where the situation continues to be far from normal since Hizbul militant Burhan Wani was killed by security forces.

‘Consistently inconsistent’

“What’s consistent about Congress party’s policy on Pakistan and J&K is inconsistency,” Naidu sarcastically remarked.

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