Swamy predicts Kashmir problem will be solved by 2019

New Delhi: Given the grit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kashmir problem will be solved by 2019, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy claimed today even as he pitched for undertaking major economic reforms once the NDA Government “puts house in order” to become leading economy of the world.
“Sardar Patel, the man who welded 600 kingdoms into one India…Sardar Patel sat with each of them… and saw not 600, but 500 of those merge with India,” Swamy said.”Only one (kingdom) he could not carry through, he although got the king to sign, but Mr Jawaharlal Nehru took over, it was Kashmir. And that headache is still there. But am positive given the grit of Narendra Modi, by 2019, we will have solved the Kashmir problem.”
Swamy made the remarks while delivering a talk on ‘India in Global Economy’ during an event, organised here by Delhi Study Group to felicitate the leader on his becoming a Rajya Sabha member.
The former Union Minister noted India is currently in a state where “it will lag behind if it doesn’t act upon its potential” and said the time has come for it to think about major economic reforms “as soon as the NDA Government puts its house in order which it has been doing for years”.
He also pressed for following democracy along with market economy in which regulation of government will be minimal and will act more like an “umpire and ambulance occasionally”.

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