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After Chidambaram's 9-Tweet Takedown on Kashmir, BJP Calls Him 'Pakistani Poodle'

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Chidambaram referred to the December 31 militant attack on a CRPF camp in the state’s Pulwama district and questioned the scope of “mandate” given to the Centre’s special representative, Dineshwar Sharma.

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Updated:January 7, 2018, 1:42 PM IST
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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram launched a 9-tweet attack on the Modi government on Sunday, saying its “militaristic” approach had failed to end infiltration and militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Chidambaram referred to the December 31 militant attack on a CRPF camp in the state’s Pulwama district and questioned the scope of “mandate” given to the Centre’s special representative, Dineshwar Sharma.

Sharing numbers of civilian, military and terrorist casualties in the Valley since 2014, Chidambaram said the figures were proof that the Modi government’s “hard, muscular, militaristic” approach had failed to reap results.

The Rajya Sabha MP pitched for a “political solution” in Kashmir and recalled the “diligent efforts” of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh in finding a solution.





















Separately, another Congress leader and former Union minister, Kapil Sibal, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rhetoric over Jammu and Kashmir had come apart. "Soldiers and policemen martyred almost daily. Will government explain? When will be stop losing lives?" he asked in a tweet.

The twin criticism came a day after a militant-triggered explosion killed four policemen in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hitting back at Chidambaram, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said his ideas were a “recipe for disaster” and accused him of acting like a “Pakistani poodle”.

“Thiru Chidambaram, Your ideas on Kashmir are a recipe for disaster. Our forces are doing a fantastic job. Support them. Stop acting as a Pakistani poodle advancing it's anti-India agenda. Seems you are jealous of Thiru MS Aiyer & trying to challenge him as Pak's "Apologist No. 1",” Rao tweeted.

In another tweet, Rao tagged Chidambaram, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and senior leader Kapil Sibal and accused the party of showing “fake concern” for Indian forces.



| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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