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Kashmir problem offshoot of Nehruvian blunders: Union minister Jitendra Singh

Union minister of state in the PMO said Chidambaram is talking of the mess created during the Congress government.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2017 20:33 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar
Union minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh.
Union minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh.(HT File Photo)

Senior BJP leader Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that Kashmir problem is a result of historical blunders made by former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Singh, the Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, also ridiculed the comments made by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram who said autonomy should be restored to address the aspirations of Kashmiri people.

“The problems being faced by the present government in the state are a result of the blunders made by the former governments,” Singh told the media on the sidelines of the Bharatiya Janata Party executive committee meeting here.

“It is a result of the Nehruvian blunders that the present mess has been created in Jammu and Kashmir.”

On Chidambaram’s comments, he said the Congress leader was “now talking of the mess created during the Congress government”.

About the appointment of an interlocutor to speak to various groups and individuals in the state, Singh said there had been no inconsistency in the central government’s approach to the problem.

“Our approach is consistent. The BJP has established its presence in the Valley and today the party’s national executive is meeting here,” he said.

Senior BJP leaders, including party’s national general secretary, Ram Madhav attended Sunday’s meet

First Published: Oct 29, 2017 20:32 IST