New Delhi, June 21: Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday blamed independent India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the volatile situation in Kashmir, a day after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had accused the “opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance” of setting fire to the state.
“Sardar Patel ji solved all other regions. Nehru ji took charge of Kashmir & created more trouble. Thousands of people were killed, Kashmiri Pandits were slaughtered while more than 1,60,000 were forced out. Your family & party ruined Kashmir & you are accusing BJP?” Rijiju tweeted.
After the BJP pulled out of the alliance and brought down the Mehbooba Mufti Government on Tuesday, Rahul had said: “The opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance set fire to J&K, killing many innocent people including our brave soldiers. It cost India strategically & destroyed years of UPA’s hard work. The damage will continue under President’s rule. Incompetence, arrogance & hatred always fails.”