PM Modi has also accused Congress of encouraging corruption during its rule
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Congress party over its leader P Chidambaram’s comments on Kashmir saying that such remarks were an “insult” to the jawans.
“Yesterday’s statement of a Congress leader on Kashmir clearly shows how the party feels on surgical strikes and the bravery of our army,” Modi said.
— BJP (@BJP4India) October 29, 2017
Speaking at a rally in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Modi further said that his party will neither compromise with country’s integrity nor allow anyone to do so.
Congress ko iss bayaan ka har pal jawab dena padega. Hum desh ki ekta aur akhandta ke saath samjhauta karenge bhi nahi,hone bhi nhi denge:PM
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2017
On Saturday, Chidambaram had said that people demanding azaadi in Kashmir were actually seeking autonomy for the state and the government should seriously examine their demand.
“My interactions in Jammu and Kashmir led me to the conclusion that when they ask for azaadi, most people want autonomy,” ANI had quoted Chidambaram as saying.
“Therefore, I think we should seriously examine the autonomy demand. It is very much within the Constitution. Jammu and Kashmir will remain an integral part of India with some amount of autonomy,” he added.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi had made a veiled attack on Congress accusing it of encouraging corruption during its rule at the Centre and in the Karnataka state.
“One of the Prime Ministers had said every rupee is reduced to 15 paise when it reaches a village after getting sanctioned from Delhi. Which hand reduces the rupee?” Modi asked in an apparent reference to Rajiv Gandhi and the Congress election symbol.
PM Modi, who was on a day-long visit to Karnataka, made these remarks in a public rally in Ujjire town near Dharmasthala.
In the evening, he inaugurated the 110 km Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track that would reduce the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 380 km and travel time by six to eight hours.