HYDERABAD – Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday slammed the BJP-led NDA government’s handling of the Jammu and Kashmir issue saying as long as party in power, the situation would not improve there.
Azad, a former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said even he could visit J-K only with the permission of Supreme Court, recalling his first visit after the Centre scrapped special status to it under Art 370.
“This government has internationalised Kashmir issue, they don’t allow their own MPs, media and NGOs and tell MPs of foreign countries to go. That too, right wing MPs…,” he told reporters here.
If someone still says that situation in J-K was alright, then “treatment is required” for such a person, he said asking the media to be alert about such people.
“As long as BJP is there (in power), the situation would not improve,” he claimed.
Azad said the nation-wide protests announced by the Congress from November 5 to 15 were against the ‘wrong’ policies of NDA government and its ‘failures’.
After the protests, the Congress was thinking of organising a big meeting at the national level next month, he added.
The NDA government had failed to realise promises, including bringing back black money from foreign countries, creating two crore jobs every year and providing minimum support price and ensuring 50 per cent profit to the farmers, made by the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he alleged.