NEW DELHI: Advocating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to learn lessons from Congress’ experience to restore normalcy in the valley, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not holding dialogue with the Hurriyat.
“I fear that we are spinning into a situation in which we were in the 1990s. This government needs to learn lessons from Congress’ experience, but I am afraid they are so prejudiced against the Congress that they will never learn any lessons from history,” he said.
Aiyar said it is alright to be hard on terrorism provided simultaneously and overwhelmingly there is also a political process that is put in motion.
“And the absence of a political process owing to the fact that Mehbooba ji is being restrained by the BJP, owing to the fact that Mufti Sahab was also restrained by the BJP means that there is a political vacuum in which these kinds of acts of terror or people being attracted toward militancy does not have a suitable response,” he added.