Nehru-Gandhi family responsible for problems in Kashmir: BJP

BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, at a press conference, asked the Congress vice president to read the history of his family, saying that they were responsible for problems in Kashmir.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 12, 2017 9:05 pm
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The BJP on Wednesday hit out at Rahul Gandhi for attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and “not terrorism”, after his return from “vacation”, hours after the Congress vice president said Modi’s policies had created space for terrorists in Kashmir. Union minister Smriti Irani said the challenges around Kashmir were a legacy of the Nehru-Gandhi family and that “the country knows it”.

“After his return from vacation, Rahul attacks Modi, and not terrorists. I want to ask when Mani Shankar Aiyar (Congress leader) sought Pakistan’s help in removing Modi from power and bring in the Congress, was it Rahul’s personal agenda or political agenda?” she asked.

When the Army chief was called a “goonda”, she said referring to remarks of Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit, was it Rahul’s personal agenda or political?

BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, at a press conference, asked the Congress vice president to read the history of his family, saying that they were responsible for problems in Kashmir.

She also raked up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots to attack Gandhi over his accusation of “personal gain” at Modi, and said only those behind such riots would consider drawing “personal gain from the blood of innocents”. Gandhi’s attack on Modi showed his “immature” mind, she said.

If one person was responsible for what was happening in Kashmir, it was Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister, the Lok Sabha MP from New Delhi claimed. “He will do well to get a correct briefing from his advisers,” she said.

Gandhi had earlier accused Modi of pursuing policies that created space for terrorists in Kashmir. “Modi’s policies have created space for terrorists in Kashmir. Grave strategic blow for India.

“Short term political gain for Modi from PDP alliance has cost India massively,” he said in a series of tweets.

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  1. S
    Jul 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm
    main thing is now a days it become fashion when you don't have to do any thing , simply give a statement against Nehru -Gandhi family set them responsible for their mistakes , you will win the rating of that day .
    1. Logic Induction
      Jul 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm
      SHA-M-POO leadership in Delhi is responsible for the Kashmir debacle. Where is the "mythical" resolve to fix things in Kashmir ? The lady is 'merely' confused.
      1. M
        Jul 14, 2017 at 8:56 am
        Nehru Dynasty has been sincere, but not smart. If you wish to be rude, you would say they were 'Sincere Fools'. Sri Rahul Gandhi, imo, is a decent fellow, but not smart enough to be a CEO of a medium sized company, let alone to be the Prime Minister of India. He and his Mother will give us all MORE OF THE SAME bankrupt 'povertarian policies'. Nehruvites were, still are, PROBLEM MULTIPLIERS. They have a knack of making every aspect of governing India into intractable PROBLEMS. Our Media being such stale bread themselves, Indians cannot make head or tail of our problems and how to go about changing anything. Premier Modi and his Sarkar is at least trying. With the Dynasty we had so many attractive slogans - "Garibi Hatao", Loan Waiver - but our problems only got worse.
        1. A
          Jul 13, 2017 at 11:16 pm
          I (DOB:10-01-1929) too am from Allahabad like Pandit Ji. I bow my head in shame at the grave errors committed by Nehru Ji, the egoist. Against advice by Gandhi Ji Nehru persuaded Sardar Patel (and not Maulana Azad) to accept the par ion of India - Nehru was in tearing hurry to become the PM? This while he went se crying against two nation theory !!! Then he handed over Tibet to China. Next, immediately following the "Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai" visit of Chou en Lai to India in 1962, we suffered the shameful loss of 1962 war with China. The Chinese continue to occupy thousands of square miles of our territory as well as claiming more of it !!!!
          1. Sheik Mohamed
            Jul 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm
            Instead of curbing terror related activities and stopping of infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan, how long saffronized party and their outfit leaders blame past regime's leaders? as they and their coalition partners are in power in J K. Why no action against Pakistan, despite having enough evidence about Pakistan involvement in terror related activities? What is the use of having fifty six inches of chest by NAMO as claimed by him? Why no move to abrogate article 370 in J K as promised and three year rule of saffronized party at center has been passed?
            1. U
              Jul 14, 2017 at 5:04 am
              May be have no power in Rajya Shaba and President may not approve? Time to abolish 370 and open the Kashmir state.
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