On Tuesday, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh stated that the center’s move towards Jammu and Kashmir will further escalate the problems in the valley. He was referring to the recent decision taken by the center to remove Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
The Congress leader said the decision was taken “without taking people of Kashmir in confidence”.
“The move will escalate problems. Don’t forget there is China on one side, Pakistan on the other, there is Afghanistan too. Think what trouble have you put the nation in?” he said.
The former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh brings a sharp attack on the senior leaders of the BJP accusing the party ideologues of siding the Britishers during India’s fight for Independence prior to 1947.
Mr. Singh said, “Congress has always emphasized on nationalism. Was Hyderabad integrated in India by BJP or did it or Sangh fought for the country’s Independence? Did BJP or RSS had any role in making Kashmir part of India? These people in-fact before 1947 were standing with the British government. During Quit India Movement they opposed Mahatma Gandhi and stated that Britishers should be supported and called on Hindus to join British force. They should not teach us a lesson.”
The statements of the Congress leader comes a few days after several leaders of his party have publicly adopted a different line on the scrapping of Article 370. While several other leaders have supported the move. The central declared on August 5 to scrap Article 370 of the constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.