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Modi government 'mismanaged' Jammu and Kashmir problem, says Manmohan Singh

Targeting The BJP-PDP Alliance In Jammu And Kashmir, Singh Said The Two Wings Of The Government In The State Were Working Against Each Other And The Atmosphere Was Deteriorating Day In And Day Out.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 18 Mar 2018, 05:07:40 PM
Modi government 'mismanaged' Jammu and Kashmir problem, says Manmohan Singh (Pic ctsy: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, launching an all-out attack on Sunday accused Narendra Modi-led NDA government of “mismanaging” the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing the 84th Congress plenary session in Delhi, the Manmohan Singh spoke on various issues ranging from foreign policy and defence to the economy.

“We also must recognise that the Modi government has mismanaged the Jammu and Kashmir problem as never before,” Singh said.

Targeting the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh said the two wings of the government in the state were working against each other and the atmosphere was deteriorating day in and day out.

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Noting that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India, he said the country needed to recognise the state’s special problems and we must deal with those problems with all seriousness.

That is obvious from the fact that our borders are not secure, whether it is cross-border terrorism or internal terrorism, internal insurgency. There are today issues which are a source of great worry to all our citizens,” the former Prime Minister said.

He also alleged that there were many issues on the foreign policy front that had been poorly handled by the Modi government.

The Modi government, he said, possibly feels that these issues will get sorted out on their own.

“That’s not going to happen,” the Congress leader said.

(With agency inputs)

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First Published : 18 Mar 2018, 05:05:05 PM