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Problems of Jammu and Kashmir legacy of Congress: BJP

Hitting out at Gandhi, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said many problems of Jammu and Kashmir are the legacy of the Congress and its role in creating complications in the state is "too well known".

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: July 21, 2017 21:47 IST ]
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The BJP today criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his allegations against the Modi government on its Kashmir policy, saying these are "absolutely incorrect and utterly irresponsible" and terrorists are on the run due to its tough measures. 

Hitting out at Gandhi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said many problems of Jammu and Kashmir are the legacy of the Congress and its role in creating complications in the state is "too well known". The Congress leader had earlier in the day said Kashmir is "burning" due to the government's policies. 

"His allegations are absolutely incorrect and utterly irresponsible. Because of highly proactive measures taken by the Modi government with the state government's cooperation, terrorists are on the run today," Prasad said.

Security forces have an upper hand now, he said, claiming that the government had taken tough measures against illegal flow of funds, terrorists and separatists. Pakistan stands isolated in the world today, Prasad said, noting that the US had called it a safe haven for terrorists. He credited the central government's diplomatic and pro-active steps for the development, including freezing of funds meant for Pakistan. 

He said the people of the state trusts the Modi government and it was "evident" from the fact that many young people were joining armed forces and the state police and becoming central government officers.

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