BJP condemns Chidambaram's remarks on Kashmir

Venkaiah Naidu criticised P Chidambaram over his comments on Kashmir and sought to know the Congress' stand on the issue.

Published: 25th February 2017 08:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2017 09:25 PM   |  A+A-

Former Union minister P Chidambaram (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: BJP on Saturday slammed Congress leader P Chidambaram for his remarks on Kashmir. Union minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu criticised former Home Minister P Chidambaram over his comments on Kashmir and sought to know the Congress' stand on the issue.

"He knows about the fragile situation in Kashmir as he has also served as the Home Minister of the country. It is wrong to make such statements and is not in the best interest of the country. We condemn this statement," Naidu said.

Seeking the main Opposition’s stand on the issue, the minister said, "We want to ask Congress Party what is their stand on Kashmir?" he asked.

At an event in Hyderabad on Friday, Chidambaram had reportedly answered a question about Jammu and Kashmir, saying he felt the situation there was grim, and that a series of mistakes were made which were "almost too late" to correct now. He had also criticised recent controversial comments of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat that anyone interfering with security operations will be treated as an anti-national.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Manishankar Aiyar endorsed National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s stand on the prevailing Kashmir tension.

“Farooq Abdullah knows the youth of Kashmir and he has highlighted the reality and what Chidambaram had said is also right. Thankfully, people like Chidambaram and Abdullah do exist in this world who don’t mince their words and speak up the truth and thereby open a door so that government can take any strong decision,” Aiyar told media.

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