PM Modi slams Chidambaram's remarks on Kashmir autonomy

Smriti Irani

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram pitched for greater autonomy for the restive Jammu and Kashmir yet again today, drawing stinging criticism from the BJP, with Union minister Smriti Irani calling it "shocking and shameful". He said: "Why are Congress leaders lending their voice to those who want Azadi in Kashmir? This is an insult to our courageous soldiers", Modi said.

Earlier on Saturday, Congress leader P Chidambaram had reiterated his earlier stance backing greater autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir, even as the party sought to distance itself from the controversial remarks.

In Karnataka, which goes to polls next year, Modi also said the Congress is disconnected with the aspirations of the country. "Therefore, I think we should seriously examine that question and consider on what areas we can give autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir". "In our democracy, individuals are entitled to their opinion", he said.

Yesterday, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had pitched for greater autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir, saying his interactions with people had led him to conclude that "when Kashmiris ask for azadi, mostly, I am not saying all. the overwhelming majority. want autonomy".

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The Prime Minister made these remarks while addressing a meet of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bengaluru.

The opposition National Conference, however, has supported the demand for "restoration of autonomy" and asked the government to end what it called its "muscular policy".

"The fact is that the NC and the Congress have nothing concrete to offer to the people of Kashmir except false promises and dubious political machinations to ensure that the pot continues to boil in Kashmir", BJP State Spokesperson Brigadier (Retd) Anil Gupta said in a statement here. "We pointed out that these were cross-border actions and such actions had been done in the past too, as admitted by the Army Chief", he said.

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