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Rahul Gandhi says he warned Centre against ‘setting Kashmir on fire’

Rahul Gandhi On Sunday Addressed A Press Conference In Chennai Where He Said That He Was Brushed Off By Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Months Ago, When He Had Warned Him That The Centre Is Heading Towards 'setting Kashmir On Fire'.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 04 Jun 2017, 02:46:20 PM
Rahul Gandhi (ANI Image)

New Delhi:

Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday addressed a press conference in Chennai where he said that he was brushed off by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley months ago, when he had warned him that the Centre is heading towards 'setting Kashmir on fire'.

"Around six, seven months ago, Mr. Arun Jaitley came to see me and I told him that they are mishandling Kashmir and they are going to set Kashmir on fire. And Jaitley brushed me aside and said that Kashmir is peaceful," Rahul Gandhi told media.

Asserting his point Rahul gandhi said that the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are 'mishandling' Kashmir.

NDA Government is creating a problem for the country by their incompetence and trying to utilize Kashmir as a political asset, said Rahul Gandhi.

"Kashmir is India's strength and they are making it India's weakness," he added. 

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Rahul Gandhi's assertion on Kashmir issue comes a day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that a solution for the Kashmir unrest will be chalked out at any cost, adding that all the impediments coming in between the better future of Kashmir will be removed.

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First Published : 04 Jun 2017, 02:24:00 PM