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BJP is undermining all-party delegation visit: Cong

delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2008 21:47 IST

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The Congress on Monday accused the BJP of undermining the visit of the all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir by making "irresponsible statements" in Jammu on the economic blockade of the Kashmir valley.

"To say that the economic blockade is not taking place is far from truth ... The channels have shown it ... The RSS, VHP and the Bajrang Dal tried to block the highway to J&K in Punjab also," Congress spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters in New Delhi.

Tewari was reacting to the statement of senior BJP leader Chaman Lal Gupta in Jammu on Monday in which he accused separatist groups of misleading people on the Amarnath land row and said that there was no blockade on Jammu-Srinagar national highway as claimed by these outfits.

The spokesman said the BJP leaders did not even wait for the meeting with the Prime Minister to apprise him of the outcome of the all-party delegation's visit to Jammu and Srinagar before making such statements.

Tewari said the PM started a process of dialogue by constituting the all-party delegation to cool down tempers.

"Such a statement is akin to stoking the fire," he added.

Asked about the involvement of Congress MPs and MLAs in the agitation in Jammu, Tewari claimed that none of them are involved.

"No MP or MLA from the Congress in involved ... If it is found that someone is involved, party would take appropriate action," he said.