Kashmir unrest: Congress, NC 'colluding' with separatists for political gains, says BJP

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP on Sunday accused the opposition Congress and National Conference (NC) of "colluding" with the Kashmiri separatists to exploit the ongoing unrest in the Valley for their political gains.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"Despite the fact that the problem in Kashmir is a legacy of the Nehru-Gandhi family, Congress leaders continue to make irresponsible statements and add fuel to the fire," BJP state spokesman Anil Gupta said.

He said the recent statements by prominent national leaders of Congress and the speeches made by them in the Parliament smack of collusion between the separatists, National Conference and other secessionist elements in the Valley.

"They (Congress and National Conference) are determined to exploit the current turmoil for their narrow
political ends sacrificing the national interest," Gupta said.

Gupta said that BJP has already expressed its opposition to the restoration of "grand bargain" proposition of former Home Minister P Chidambaram virtually endorsing the 'greater autonomy' demand of National Conference by terming it a "dangerous, anti-Jammu, anti-Ladakh and anti-India."

"While Chidambaram has failed to explain his failure to act when he held the all-important portfolio of Home Minister, his current utterances are not only factually incorrect, untimely, irresponsible but also opportunistic," Gupta said.

Updated Date: Jul 24, 2016 20:27 PM

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