Home Minister Amit Shah today slammed the policies of Nehru during and after partition. He stated that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is a Congress legacy and then PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s failure.
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Taking a jibe at Congress MP Manish Tewari, who had claimed that situation in J&K was better under Congress government, Shah asserted that the enduring problem of Jammu and Kashmir is because of the monumental mistakes made by then PM Jawaharlal Nehru.
“One-third of Kashmir is with Pakistan. Who is responsible for that? Despite Maharaja Hari Singh signing the instrument of accession of India, who stopped our advancing forces from conquering the remaining part of the Kashmir and settled with the current LoC? Who enforced the ceasefire? It was Jawaharlal Nehru who lost a significant part of Jammu and Kashmir,” Shah said.
Shah further asserted that PM Nehru didn’t take into confidence the people of the country before taking such a momentous decision. Shah said, “He didn’t take the public into confidence. He didn’t even take then Home Minister Sardar Patel into confidence while dealing with the issue of integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the Union of India.”
Shah continued, “A similar kind of problems arose in Junagadh and Hyderabad but that were successfully resolved because they were handled by Sardar Patel, but who was tackling the issue of Kashmir? Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is because of him, we lost the territory, the issue remains unsolved and hundreds and thousands of our soldiers have died and terrorism has spawned in the state.”