Hitting back at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his remarks that “BJP-PDP set fire to Kashmir”, Union Minister Kiren Rijuju said that it was Congress party and Nehru-Gandhi family who ruined the Kashmir.
Reacting to BJP’s decision to snap ties with the PDP, the Congress president on Tuesday said, “The opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance set fire to J&K, killing many innocent people including our brave soldiers. It cost India strategically & destroyed years of UPA’s hard work. The damage will continue under President’s rule. Incompetence, arrogance & hatred always fails.”
Responding to Gandhi’s attack, Rijiju said that it was former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru and the Congress party who created trouble in Kashmir and not the BJP.
“Sardar Patel ji solved all other regions. Nehru ji took charge of Kashmir & created more trouble. Thousands of people were killed, Kashmiri Pandits were slaughtered while more than 1,60,000 were forced out. Your family & party ruined Kashmir & you are accusing BJP?” the BJP leader tweeted back to the Congress president.
The BJP came under the intense attack from the Opposition parties after it snapped ties with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Reacting to the saffron party’s move, the Congress had alleged that the BJP had left Kashmir in the state of “ruins”. Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also echoed similar sentiments and said that the BJP pulled out of the state after ruining it for three years.