J&K autonomy talk unacceptable: PM slams Chidambaram’s remarks


New Delhi, Day after former union home minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram called for “greater autonomy” to Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister NarendraModi came down heavily on the Congress and said such remarks were “unacceptable” and “insult to the brave soldiers of the country.” Chidambaram had yesterday said at Rajkot that the government should “consider on what areas we can give autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.”

Addressing a public gathering in Bengaluru on Sunday, Modi asked why the Congress leaders were “lending their voice to those who want Azadi in Kashmir.”“This is an insult to our brave soldiers,” he said, adding that “such statements undermine the armed forces’ achievements like carrying out surgical strikes. Yesterday’s statement of a Congress leader on Kashmir clearly shows how the party feels on surgical strikes and bravery of our army.”