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‘Congress statements show political opportunism’

What is consistent about Congress party's policy on Pakistan and J&K is its inconsistency, says Naidu

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Publish Date: Aug 18 2016 4:29PM | Updated Date: Aug 18 2016 4:30PM

‘Congress statements show political opportunism’

 Congress leaders' statements on Kashmir show the party is not only divided on the issue but is also guided by political opportunism, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.

 
Questioning Congress leader P. Chidambaram's view  that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should join hands with Congress and National Conference to resolve Kashmir crisis, Naidu said: "What do they mean PDP, Congress, NC should come together? Are they trying to unsettle an elected government in the state?" 
 
He asked why the Congress was trying to vindicate Pakistan, saying: "I appeal them to be sensitive, realistic, and to act and speak accordingly." 
 
The minister said what is consistent about Congress party's policy on Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir is its inconsistency.
 
"Congress has once again displayed its insensitivity on Kashmir issue. Its own leaders are not in consonance. It appears that Congress leaders are not guided by national interest but political opportunism," Naidu added.