New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party chief J P Nadda on Tuesday asked the Congress national leadership to clarify their stand on whether they support the remarks on Kashmir and Pakistan made by party leaders in Punjab. Nadda said that the silence of the Congress leadership will be seen as being implicit to such objectionable remarks.
Hitting out at the Congress party in tweets, Nadda said, “I would urge the topmost national leadership of the Congress to state clearly whether they support the remarks on Kashmir and Pakistan made by Congress leaders in Punjab? Silence on the matter will be seen as implicit support to such objectionable remarks.”
“Recent comments by Punjab Congress leaders, who enjoy the patronage of the topmost state leadership as well as the High Command in Delhi, are reprehensible. They are repeatedly making irresponsible statements that have grave implications for national security,” he said.
Two advisors of newly appointed Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu have sparked a massive controversy with their comments. Sidhu’s advisor, Malvinder Singh Mali had said that ‘Kashmir is a country of Kashmiri people’. Another advisor of Sidhu’s, Pyare Lal Garg questioned Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s criticism of Pakistan.
Mali’s and Garg’s comments have drawn huge criticism from Congress leaders including Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Former union minister and Congress MP from Sri Anandpur Sahib, Manish Tewari had tweeted, “I urged state general secretary in-charge Harish Rawat to seriously introspect that those who do not consider Jammu and Kashmir to be a part of India and others who have ostensibly pro-Pakistan leanings should be a part of Punjab Congress. It mocks all those who shed blood for India.”