‘It may happen’: P Chidambaram takes jibe at BJP over EU MPs’ Kashmir visit, says they could be invited to speak in Parliament

Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till 13 November, took a jibe at the BJP government over the European Union parliamentarians' visit to Jammu and Kashmir, saying they could be invited to the Parliament and speak in favour of the government.

Press Trust of India October 30, 2019 19:34:04 IST
‘It may happen’: P Chidambaram takes jibe at BJP over EU MPs’ Kashmir visit, says they could be invited to speak in Parliament
  • Twenty-three members of the EU Parliament visited Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day trip to assess the situation in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370

  • This is the third time that the veteran Congress leader has taken a dig at the government

  • Earlier, he had mocked the government on the issue of GDP

New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till 13 November, took a jibe at the BJP government over the European Union parliamentarians' visit to Jammu and Kashmir, saying they could be invited to the Parliament and speak in favour of the government.

"Who knows, it may happen," Chidambaram said as he came out of the crowded courtroom. Twenty-three members of the European Parliament visited Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day trip to assess the situation in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370.

This is the third time that the veteran Congress leader has taken a dig at the government. Earlier, he had mocked the government on the issue of GDP and said, "Five percent. Do you know what is five percent?"

On 24 October, when the results of the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls showed a reduced vote share for the ruling BJP than in 2014, Chidambaram had said, "Quiet patriotism will defeat muscular nationalism".

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