Condemning terror state Pakistan and “BJP’s short-sighted alliance with PDP in Kashmir,” Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that PM Modi’s “shortsighted” and “event-based” political strategies have created space for terrorists in the valley.
While, the UPA government had silently done a lot of work to successfully vanquish terror in Kashmir in its 9 years of tenure. By 2012-13, as much as 40 flights were coming to Kashmir, but present regime’s politics have reverted the efforts, he said.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted on micro-blogging site that NDA government doesn’t have an optimal strategy for Kashmir. The gruesome terrorism issues in Kashmir need a long term approach rather than the event-based approach of the present government.
The Kashmir issues challenge national security and national security cannot be resolved with “public meetings” in which prime minister is always keen to attend. He said Prime Minister “goes from one event to another and this is no way of handling national security”.
“National security cannot be handled like public meetings. This is a serious matter,” he said.
Condemning Pakistanis for Uri attacks he said, “I stand by our soldiers…but… the space for that has been created by the politics that the NDA has carried out in Jammu and Kashmir.” On Sunday morning heavily armed terrorists attacked army encampment and resulted in martyrdom of 18 Indian army personnel.
Identifying problem in Kashmir policy of the present government, he had mentioned to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that “a very serious trouble” is heading in Kashmir, Gandhi recounted. The FM however brushed him aside and said, “there was no problem in Kashmir.”
Gandhi said as Congress was successful in evoking normalcy, peace and harmony in the valley, his party is ready to extend hand of help in “whatever way possible” for national concerns. The country needs a concrete and long-term strategy. The present event-based activities can be extremely dangerous for the country.