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BJP questions Nehru ‘folly’ on J&Ok, Congress counters

The BJP and Congress on Monday clashed on Jawaharlal Nehru’s Kashmir coverage, with Union Regulation Minister Kiren Rijiju and Minister of Petroleum and Pure Gasoline Hardeep Singh Puri slamming Nehru’s resolution to take the matter to the UN as a “folly” and “monumental blunder”.

The Congress paid wealthy tributes to Nehru on his 133rd start anniversary, as occasion leaders mentioned there are “motivated makes an attempt” to malign him and that Union ministers are “abusing Pandit-ji daily.”

Rijiju, who has criticised Nehru on a number of events in latest days, mentioned in a collection of tweets that Nehru let the “fable” of a UN-mandated plebiscite in J&Ok perpetuate and created the “divisive” Article 370. “Nehru was conscious even in June 1947 that every one that Hari Singh needed was to hitch the Indian dominion. Nehru acknowledged as a lot in his notice to Mountbatten…folks of this area, together with the remainder of India, need to know the reality of what really occurred…” he posted.

In Srinagar, Puri mentioned, “Why was the (Kashmir) subject taken to worldwide or multinational for a? My data has been that then Maharaja Hari Singh was joyful to signal the instrument of accession…. However the political management in Delhi was saying they needed it (accession) to be extra broad primarily based and subsequently they needed a plebiscite. In order that they needed to take it to a multilateral discussion board.”

He mentioned, “Was it an error of judgment? You possibly can say the person (Nehru) made a mistake however you can’t justify it. The historic information are staring you within the face that making the reference (to multinational fora) and calling for a plebiscite will not be a folly, I believe it’s a monumental blunder…”

Congress basic secretary Jairam Ramesh countered by tweeting, “(Mo)Distorians will proceed to distort, defame and denigrate however Nehru continues to encourage and his relevance has solely elevated after 2014.”

With PTI inputs

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