MP: Chouhan tweets to defend PM’s Kashmir comment

  • Nida Khan, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2016 09:31 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan at the public rally in Jhotrada village in Alirajpur district. (Shankar Mourya/HT file photo)

Hours after Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his comment on the ongoing unrest in Kashmir valley, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took to Twitter to support the PM.

‘Congress leader in RS Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has strangely twisted PM Shri @narendramodi’s statement on Kashmir. This is really unfortunate’: Chouhan tweeted from his personal handle @chouhanShivraj.

Thereafter, the chief minister posted another tweet-- ‘When PM Shri @narendramodi said from the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh that every Indian loves Kashmir, it naturally means people of J&K.’

“We will build half-a-kilometre of road less in other parts of India, but will ensure that Jammu and Kashmir’s aspirations are fulfilled,” PM Narendra Modi had said at the “Yaad Karo Kurbani” rally in Bhabara on Tuesday.

“ Don’t just love Kashmir for its beauty, love Kashmir for its people, and love the children and people who lost their eyes in protests,” Azad replied to Modi’s comment during a debate in Rajya Sabha over the Kashmir turmoil, adding that the PM had never before raised the issue of intolerance against Dalits in Parliament.

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