Srinagar: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was handed over a “burning” Kashmir in 2004 when it was elected to power. Gandhi added that Congress’ policy for the troubled state under former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was to bridge connections among people, India.com reported.
According to the report speaking to a gathering at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day tour of Singapore and Malaysia, came down hard on the Narendra Modia government over a range of issues.
While advocating trust-building measures to resolve the Kashmir issue, he said “You engage with people, you bring people in, you work with people, you trust people. It works. I have seen it for myself.”
“In 2014 when I went to J&K I felt like crying. I saw what a bad political decision can to do years and years of policy-making,” Gandhi added.
In a direct attack on PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi described himself as a person who has no animosity towards people who are against his ideas. “I am a person who has been taught to love even those people who dislike me. I feel no animosity towards anyone who opposes me. This is what makes me different from PM Modi,” he said.