This is the third time that P Chidambaram has taken a dig at the government. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Former finance minister P Chidambaram took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party government over EU parliamentarians' visit to Jammu and Kashmir, saying they may be invited to the parliament and speak in favour of the government.
"European MPs may be invited to attend Parliament & speak in favour of the govt. Who knows? It may happen," Chidambaram said while being taken to Tihar Jail. He was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till November 13.
Twenty-three members of the European Parliament visited Kashmir on a two-day trip to assess the situation in the Valley after the scrapping of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which gave special status to the state.
This is the third time that the veteran Congress leader has taken a dig at the government. Earlier, he had mocked the government on the issue of GDP and said, "Five percent. Do you know what is five percent?"
On October 24, Chidambaram had said, "Quiet patriotism will defeat muscular nationalism".
Meanwhile, the Congress has termed the EU MPs visit to Kashmir the "biggest diplomatic blunder" in India's history and said the government had deliberately internationalised the issue.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the BJP government continues to humiliate India on a global scale by allowing internationalisation of the Kashmir issue in violation of the time-tested policy that it is India's internal matter.
"The truth is that this is the biggest diplomatic blunder in India's history. The Modi government has deliberately internationalised the Kashmir issue, violating our time tested policy of Kashmir being an internal matter' of India," he told reporters.