Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of destroying his coalition partners PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.
“PDP was instrumental in bringing youngsters in politics, but the day Modi made an alliance with PDP, he destroyed them (PDP),” he said during an event in the United States.
Gandhi, who is on a two-week visit to the US to interact with political leaders, global thinkers, and overseas Indians, spoke on the political environment in the country, the Congress party, the effects of demonetisation among other issues.
“So he (Modi) massively opened up space for the terrorists in Kashmir, and you saw the increase in violence,” he added.
Accusing Modi of opening the space for “terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,” the Congress leader said: “When we started, terrorism was rampant in Kashmir. And when we finished by 2013, we basically broke the back of terror, I hugged (then) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and told him it was one of the biggest achievements.”
He said for nine years he has worked behind the scenes with Manmohan Singh, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, former union Minister Jairam Ramesh and others on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.