75th anniversary of J&K’s entry: BJP accuses Nehru of making “blunders” in Kashmir; Congress responds
Additionally, BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia asserted that the nation’s first PM made mistakes in relation to Kashmir. He attacked the Congress, claiming that if prompt action had been taken, Pakistan would not have occupied a portion of Jammu and Kashmir.
The ruling BJP criticised former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru for his alleged “blunders” in the region on the 75th anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir’s admission to India and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “correcting” some of them by repealing Article 370 of the Constitution, which had granted the region special status.
On his Twitter account, Union Minister Kiren Rijijju cited “five Kashmir Blunders of Nehru.” These, in his view, are 1) Declining Maharaja Hari Singh’s (the final sovereign of the former princely state of Jammu & Kashmir) application for membership in July 1947 itself 2) Designating any potential membership as provisional 3) Contacting the UN in accordance with Article 35, which addresses disputed lands 4) Permitting the falsehood to spread that the UN-mandated vote was in any way debatable; and 5) Establishing Article 370 of the Constitution, which institutionalises the separatist ideology
A historical fabrication that Kashmir was one of the princely kingdoms that caused issues and that Maharaja Hari Singh, the state’s then ruler, was delaying joining India has been spread for the past seven decades, according to Rijijju, has also been put on his website. Documents clearly show that Nehru, not the Maharaja, was the one who initiated these issues in order to further his own goal.
Additionally, BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia asserted that the nation’s first PM made mistakes in relation to Kashmir. He attacked the Congress, claiming that if prompt action had been taken, Pakistan would not have occupied a portion of Jammu and Kashmir. He added that Nehru then took a “internal matter” to the UN, making Pakistan a party. “The Congress since then promoted misinformation and hid the truth about the situation,” he claimed. He criticised Nehru for bringing up the concept of a plebiscite, arguing the Independence Act, which allowed for the union of India with hundreds of princely states, did not include a clause for it. Under Article 370 of the Constitution, special provisions were also given to Jammu and Kashmir, which is now a Union Territory, and the nation had toBhatia said you’ll have to pay dearly for it. He claimed that PM Modi had fixed the errors.
Bhatia added, “The Congress should apologise for its errors.
When retaliated against, the Congress stated that these “students of WhatsApp nursery” should review their history lessons.
“If everything they are claiming is true, how come targeted killings ceased during the Manmohan Singh administration and 75% of the population participated in the state’s democratic election process? Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera stated that we would be pleased to receive the response.