New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has strongly supported Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s attack on the Centre over inaction in the Kashmir issue.
Speaking to ANI, NCP leader Majeed Memon said that he agrees with Rahul Gandhi that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s government is a “failure”.
Rahul Gandhi in a series of tweet talked about Kashmir saying “Kashmir is India, India is Kashmir (this is our) internal matter. Nobody has the right to interfere.
Memon to this added, “The state government and Mufti’s government have been ineffective in doing anything about the condition in J&K. The Modi government and the Central Government’s helplessness in taking care of Kashmir, is also visible.”
He further added that violence has been erupting in Kashmir for months where many businesses have stopped.
“Nor can we can talk to Pakistan, nor are we ready to talk to separatists, and nor are we trying to find a way so that life becomes normal and law and order is restored in Kashmir,” he said.
Talking about the same issue, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Rahul Gandhi was correct in saying whatever he said and added that Modi government’s policy in Kashmir makes it seem like “he doesn’t want peace in Kashmir.”
“The way terrorism and violence is increasing in Kashmir, kids are coming on street, and this makes it seem like the Government wants conditions to remain the same in Kashmir,” he said.
Reacting on National Conference (NC) Chief Farooq Abdullah’s statement that India needs third party mediation in Kashmir, Memon supported the suggestion saying it is okay for him to say so, as he belongs from Kashmir.
“They know the needs of the people of Kashmir and so if to get back normalcy in Kashmir they have to talk to China, it won’t be a big deal,” he added.
Farooq Abdullah’s son Omar Abdullah came in defence of his father and said that parties and politicians commenting on or condemning on his “third-party intervention” assertion are giving a different spin to his statement. (Agencies)