Chidambaram’s remark on centre’s Kashmir policy bordering on anti-national, Farooq Abdullah opportunistic: Venkaiah Naidu

Taking a jibe at former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, Naidu said after losing power in the state, Abdullah had changed his 'tone and tune'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 25, 2017 5:27 pm
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Describing former finance minister P Chidambaram’s remark on centre’s Kashmir policy as ”shocking”, Union Minster M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that his comments were irresponsible and borders on anti-national tone, according to ANI reports. Taking a jibe at former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, Naidu said after losing power in the state, Abdullah had changed his ‘tone and tune’. Naidu criticised the former chief minister of being hypocritical and opportunistic in his criticism towards the centre. He said, “Its opportunistic double talk”.

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In another jibe to the Congress, Naidu said that after losing power, Congress and its allies had become like ‘fish out of water’.

Naidu’s attack on the Congress comes after P Chidambaram, while addressing a meeting organised by Manthan in Hyderabad on Saturday, told the reporters he had a sinking feeling that Kashmir was nearly lost for India because the central government used brute force to quell dissent there. Manthan is a public discourse platform.

Chidambaram further added that he feared the situation would worsen if the BJP-lead NDA government did not make a course correction in framing their policies for Kashmir, the same ways the Cabinet Committee on security did, back in 2010.

In the press conference, Chidambaram also claimed that seven million people of Kashmir valley felt alienated by the ”oppressive methods” of the Indian government, which was a “terrible” mistake. He also said that the statement by Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat that anyone who interfered with defence operations in Kashimr would be treated as anti-national was the last straw.

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  1. V
    Feb 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm
    Mr.chidambaram will have a lot more worry in his plate very soon so it would be very advisable for him to keep his mouth shut and his eyes and ears open.
    1. Venkatraman Shenoy
      Feb 25, 2017 at 8:34 am
      Chidambaram is clearly losing it, because of his personal problems with the ED. It is clear also that his wife, his son and he himself are all involved in huge corruption, money laundering and violation of FEMA rules. Coupled with severe withdrawal symptoms under which he is suffering, his comments still make him anti-national.
      1. Venkatraman Shenoy
        Feb 25, 2017 at 8:36 am
        Yes, his wife is involved in the Sharda scam, in which she has received Rs.1Cr. as her legal fees!
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          Rakesh Pandit
          Feb 25, 2017 at 6:54 am
          More this chidambram and faruk abdula speak for kashmiri muslims, more Hindu votes go to BJP in the state elections. Carry on chidambram. You are working like a broom to wipe out congress.
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            Kamal Gaur
            Feb 25, 2017 at 10:57 am
            Be it Abdullah and clan or Mufti clan, whatever you do for them, make them CM, provide them, whatever they need, they will, only speak in a tone suits to them and Kashmir. They will change tone, time and again, after all its matter of their own survival. All these alliances of past and present by Congress and BJP are time p. This problem is as similar as Palestine and Israel and will continue, till, it resolved as Kashmiris wants. I am Indian, I want my country to be safe but, we have to be realistic.
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