New Delhi: Seconding the Centre’s decision to rescind Article 370 that strips Jammu and Kashmir of the special status, YSRCP extended its full support and described it as a decision that would “completely solve the problem of Kashmir”.
Speaking on the issue on Monday in Rajya Sabha, YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy congratulated Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making the landmark move.
Reddy attributed the festering wound of Kashmir conflict to the ‘inept’ successive Congress governments that ruled the country for long. “Had Nehru not recalled the Indian Army when it stormed into 25 kilometers deep inside Pakistan in 1947 to silence the infiltrators from across the border, we wouldn’t be discussing this issue today,” he reasoned.
He further said the issue would have been dealt with in a fitting manner had Nehru entrusted the task with first home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel. “Kashmir remains an issue till today only because of the blunders committed by the Congress party. Today, Amit Shah has brought a closure to the task that was left unfinished by Sardar Patel,” he added.
After days of uncertainty and unprecedented build-up of security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has decided to bite the Kashmir bullet, as a solution to bring closure to the long drawn issue of Kashmir dispute. The Principal Opposition party in Rajya Sabha, Congress, lambasted the Centre accusing it of riding roughshod and committing Constitutional blunder by stealth.