Kashmir is a problem of ‘Nehruvian blunders’: Jitendra Singh
Srinagar: Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh Thursday termed Kashmir issue as a problem of “Nehruvian blunders”, while senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said Article 370 that gives special status to state of J&K in Indian union was introduced temporarily, and can be revoked through Cabinet decision.
According to media reports, speaking at function of the launch of two books on Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi, written by senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar, Singh blamed first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the Kashmir problem.
“The history of Jammu and Kashmir has been a “tale of mistakes” beginning from “Nehruvian blunders”. There was no issue like Kashmir issue…Kashmir merged with India through instrument of accession, similar to what other (princely) states did.
“The history of Kashmir in last 60-70 years has been a tale of mistakes beginning from the infamous Nehruvian blunders….our former prime minister went to United Nations…there was no need” Singh said, referring to Nehrus promise to the UN that a referendum would be conducted to allow Kashmiris to join either India or Pakistan..
Speaking at the event, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said it was time that Article 370 bestowing special status to Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated. “Section 370 had been introduced temporarily and can be revoked through a Cabinet decision, he said. (KNS)