Congress pitch for ‘Azaadi’ in Kashmir is an insult to braves: PM Modi

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  • Why are Congress leaders lending their voice to those who want Azaadi in Kashmir? This is an insult to our brave soldiers: PM Modi
  • Congress is shamelessly speaking in the language of separatist forces in Kashmir: PM Modi

PM Modi speaks at a rally in Bangalore (ANI image)

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at Congress and said the party batting for greater autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir was an insult to the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers in the Valley.

“Yesterday’s statement of a Congress leader on Kashmir clearly shows how the party feels on surgical strikes and bravery of our Army,” PM Modi said at a rally in Congress-ruled Karnataka’s Bangalore.

The Prime Minister was alluding to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s statement expressing support for greater autonomy in the restive state. He’d observed that most Kashmiris who raise ‘Azaadi’ slogans are in fact, demanding more autonomy.

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“Why are Congress leaders lending their voice to those who want Azaadi in Kashmir? This is an insult to our brave soldiers,” PM Modi said.

In another stinging rejoinder, he accused Congress of espousing the separatists’ line and trying to gain political mileage by making statements which disrespect the fallen braves.

“Congress is shamelessly speaking in the language of separatist forces in Kashmir, which is being spoken in Pakistan. Can these people, who base their politics on the ultimate sacrifice of our soldiers, ever contribute to the country’s welfare?” he challenged.

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