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Modi govt’s Kashmir policy is 'directionless': Congress

The Congress party today said that the central government’s Kashmir policy is “directionless” and that no progress is possible unless they formulate a national policy on this issue by taking all opposition parties in confidence.
India TV Politics Desk New Delhi August 13, 2016 18:46 IST
India TV Politics Desk

The Congress party today said that the central government’s Kashmir policy is “directionless”  and that no progress is possible unless they formulate a national policy on this issue by taking all opposition parties in confidence.

"Until they formulate a national policy by taking the Congress and other opposition parties in confidence on what we need to do in Kashmir, the progress will not be made in this direction. They have reports of interlocutors and four committees set up by Manmohan Singh's government, they should read it and act upon it," senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said.  

“However, they don't have any direction; on the one hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends (Pakistan Prime Minister) Nawaz Sharif's party, while on the other hand, Home Minister Rajnath Singh returns without attending a SAARC luncheon. Thus, we don't understand their politics of 'daawats' (parties),” he added.

Sibal also took a dig at the BJP for raising the issue of serving 'biryani' to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in the jail when it was in opposition.

"Now, they are in government and can't make allegations of 'biryani' and 'love letter', because they themselves had biryani party," he said.

"Nawaz Sharif has raised the Kashmir issue at the U.N and other international platforms, and also said that they were with terrorists, which no country would tolerate. And thus, Prime Minister Modi also cannot hold talks with him (Sharif)," he added.

 

PM Modi during all-party meet on Kashmir had said that the unrest in Kashmir was sponsored by Pakistan.

"When we talk about Jammu and Kashmir, we should talk about four regions - Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” PM Modi had added.