Arun Jaitley is playing politics over the ongoing unrest in Kashmir: Congress

Srinagar: Congress in Kashmir on Monday accused Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of playing politics over the ongoing unrest in the Valley, saying he should have made an appeal for maintaining calm rather than stating something which can aggravate the situation.

File image of Union Minister Arun Jaitley. PTI

File image of Union Minister Arun Jaitley. PTI

Jaitley is playing politics on the current unrest in order to regain the losses BJP has suffered in Jammu due to its unfriendly and wrong approach towards the people in Jammu division after securing votes from them, a JKPCC spokesman said.

It would have been advisable if Jaitley had talked of some proactive steps which the BJP government should take to put an end to the current unrest. But this is unfortunate, he said. He said something which can add more fuel to the fire, the spokesman said.

He said the current unrest in Kashmir is actually an outburst against the politics of exploitation and the betrayal by PDP-BJP coalition with the people. Both the PDP and the BJP back-stabbed the people after securing votes from them, leading to their alienation, he alleged.

Jaitley should also have talked about the agenda of alliance between his party and the PDP in which they have promised a lot to people, but could not fulfil even a single promise so far, the spokesman said. It is true that neither anyone is authorised to take law into their hands nor should anyone be encouraged to do so, but he (Jaitley) should also understand that mishandling of the situation by the PDP-BJP coalition is the cause behind the extremely volatile situation in the Valley, the spokesman said.

Jaitley slammed Pakistan on Sunday for the current unrest, saying it was "attacking the integrity of India" in a "new way" after failing to snatch Jammu and Kashmir by waging wars and fuelling trouble ever since partition in 1947 and vowed to defeat this design too.

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Updated Date: Aug 22, 2016 18:24:55 IST

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