Congress cautions PM Modi over flawed approach to Jammu and Kashmir

A day after the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir ended, the Congress cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his flawed approach in the troubled border state.

Published: 21st June 2018 02:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2018 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks as Ambika Soni and J K Congress President Ghulam Ahmed Mir look on during a press conference at AICC Headquarters in New Delhi Wednesday June 20 2018. | PTI

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NEW DELHI: A day after the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir ended, the Congress cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his flawed approach in the troubled border state and said it would keep a sharp eye on what the BJP does next to restore peace.

“The Congress is extremely concerned and pained by the developments in Jammu and Kashmir. We caution the Modi government to correct its flawed approach and work for rebuilding the trust and restoration of normalcy in the state,” AICC general secretary in charge of J&K, Ambika Soni, said.

“The people of India and Congress shall be watching very closely BJP’s actions and the forthcoming developments in the state and shall never forgive nor forget how the BJP was responsible for pushing Jammu and Kashmir into complete darkness,” she said.

The Congress also asked the PM how the Centre would ensure peace and normalcy in the state, stop ceasefire violations by Pakistan and terror attacks, provide an economic roadmap for inclusion and progress of the people, prevent radicalization of youth, create employment and promote tourism, engage with various sections, and ensure peace and development in the three regions, viz.  Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

“We do not care who wins or loses the election in J&K, we want stability there. We want the children to give up arms and take up books. We want jobs to be created. We want peace,” the leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said.

According to J&K Congress chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir, the PDP and the BJP had “betrayed their respective voters by allying with each other.”

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