New Delhi: After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statements were cited in a Pakistani petition to the United Nations, BJP on Wednesday launched an attack on Gandhi.
Addressing a presser, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that ‘things aren’t going wrong in Kashmir, they’re going very wrong in Congress’.
“Rahul’s original statement that things in Kashmir are going wrong – Mr Rahul Gandhi, things aren’t going wrong in Kashmir, they’re going very wrong in Congress,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said while addressing media.
Javadekar alleged Congress of vote bank politics and he added that Rahul Gandhi had to take a U-turn following the anger of the people.
“Pakistan has filed a petition in the UN, making Rahul Gandhi’s statement as evidence. This is bankruptcy as well as Congress’ vote bank politics. When the anger of the people of the country came out with this statement, Rahul Gandhi had to take a U-turn from the statement today,” Javadekar said.
This comes after Pakistani Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari, on Tuesday said she has a written a letter to 18 UN Special Procedures mandate on Kashmir issue. In her letter, Mazari has claimed that Rahul Gandhi has noted that people are dying in Jammu Kashmir.
Mazari in her letter, which is also posted on her Twitter, to the UN body quoted Gandhi. ” …acts of violence have even been acknowledged by mainstream politicians, such as the Leader of the Congress Party, Mr. Rahul Gandhi who has noted “people dying” in Jammu and Kashmir, in light of events “going very wrong there”,” she wrote.
Last week, Gandhi was sent back from Srinagar airport when he reached there along with a delegation of opposition leaders to take stock of the situation after the abrogation of article 370 which provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
The centre revoked Article 370 of the Constitution on earlier in August and reorganized the region into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Communication services were suspended post the move and curbs were placed on civilian movement with heavy security manning every nook and corner.