While asking the Government of India to clear its stand on Yashwant Sinha led delegation’s mandate, State Congress Vice President G N Monga on Saturday said that the twin visits by the former BJP minister to Kashmir could be termed nothing but wastage of time.
In a statement Monga said, “The BJP-led Central government is trying to befool the people of Kashmir as well as rest of the country by sending such delegations to the Valley. Either BJP should accept that Sinha led delegation has mandate of Government of India or their visits to Kashmir is a futile exercise.”
“The Government should explain to people what they want to do and what is in their mind? Delegations are coming to Kashmir, meeting people and government is under obligation to explain what their roadmap is?” he asked.
He added, “There has been no change on ground since the visit of Sinha delegation. Though reportedly they met separatist leaders twice, New Delhi needs to clear its stand on the mandate of the delegation,” he said. Monga also said that New Delhi is indulging in half hearted measures on Kashmir.
While appreciating the steps taken by Congress high command to diffuse the unrest in Kashmir in 2010, Monga said, “In 2010, then PM Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi took personal interest to diffuse the crisis in Kashmir.—RK