New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a swipe at perceived differences between the Bharatiya Janata Party and its coalition partner Peoples Democratic Party on talks with Pakistan and charged the Centre with not having a clear-cut policy on the Kashmir problem.
While the PDP, the Nehru-Gandhi family scion asserted, holds that Pakistan should be involved in conducting a dialogue on the Kashmir problem, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has affirmed the neighbouring country will have to pay for its adventurism.
Mr Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dithering from taking any decision on the matter.
He tweeted,”PDP says ‘talks’ with Pakistan. BJP Defence Minister says Pakistan ‘will pay the price’. While our soldiers pay with their blood for BJP/ PDP’s opportunistic alliance and non-existent Kashmir policy; Modi Ji dithers.”
”Ms Sitharaman, after meeting senior Army officials and enquiring about the injured in Jammu, has said,’Pakistan will pay for this adventure. It will pay for its adventurism … I assure the nation that the sacrifices [of those killed in the attack] will not go in vain. We will continue to thwart any attempt by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists to spread violence and take necessary action through a counter-terrorism strategy.
”Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has gone on record with her desire for tripartite talks between Jammu and Kashmir government, the Centre and Pakistan. The PDP co-founder and former deputy CM Muzaffar Baig also said both the Centre and state do not know where the problem lies.
”Ms Mufti had said talks were necessary to end the bloodshed.”