Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a dialogue to find a permanent solution to the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Monday said the government is speaking in two voices and Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are are “not on the same page” on this.
The Opposition party also asked the Central government to come out with a “coherent approach” to deal with the situation in the Valley. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, “The Finance Minister should explain the contradiction between what he is saying and what the PM is saying.”
He said Jaitley had on Sunday said that there would be “no compromise” with the separatists and those taking part in violence. He added that the sum and substance of Jaitley’s remarks was that there is no need for talks. “The PM. on the other hand, is talking about dialogue,” he said.
Pointing out that Modi has spoken about “Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat and Kashmiriyat” (humanity, democracy and amity in Kashmir) to reach out to the people, the Congress leader said the PM, it seems, does not understand the meaning of these words.
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