Cautioning against contentious statements on Kashmir being issued by certain political parties and leaders, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that this only smacks of lack of seriousness and opportunistic politicking on their part.
Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a function here today, Dr Singh said, it is strange that some of the senior former Union Ministers in the UPA government are suggesting certain Kashmir solutions which they themselves found impracticable when they were in power.
Similarly, some of the former Ministers in the past State governments in J&K are attacking the present coalition State Government even though their own track record in controlling militancy and killings was even worse when they were in power, he said
Singh said, he was particularly upset to hear a very senior Delhi-based Congress leader of J&K origin, stating in the Parliament that situation was absolutely fine during the Congress rule in the State. We need not go into the history of Congress party's role in J&K since 1947, he said, but let us at least recall recent past and the role of contemporary Congress leaders around.
He said, the public memory is not so short as to forget what happened recently in 2010 and which were the parties in power at that time nor has anybody forgotten the unrest of Amarnath agitation in 2008 and who was at the helm of power at that time.
Calling for collective resolve to fight against militancy, Singh said: "none of us, regardless of our political affiliations, will be saved from terrorism, if we won't fight against it jointly."