New Delhi: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, demanded that Rahul Gandhi and the Congress should apologize to the nation for showing India in a bad light. Javadekar made the demand while addressing a press conference.
Rahul Gandhi, during a Congress Working Committee meeting, told the media that there were reports of violence during restrictions imposed by government after abrogation of Article 370.
Pakistan had used Rahul Gandhi’s remarks to petition the United Nations against India’s action in Kashmir.
In the petition, Pakistan says, “Acts of violence have been acknowledged by mainstream politicians such as the leader of Congress party Rahul Gandhi noted that people are dying.”
After Pakistan used Rahul Gandhi’s remarks about Kashmir to move against India, the Gandhi scion backtracked and tweeted that Kashmir is India’s internal issue and there was no room for Pakistan or any foreign country to interfere in it.
Prakash Javadekar said, “This is nothing but vote-bank politics. The Congress party is backtracking because of the anger among the people after Rahul Gandhi’s initial statements.”
Lashing out against the Congress party, the Minister said, “Congress has insulted the country by its irresponsible utterances. Never has India been shown in bad light such as Congress has done. There may be political differences, but nobody has spoken this kind of language that becomes handle for Pakistan.”
He asked where does Rahul Gandhi get information about violence and people dying when the situation in Kashmir is not bad.
Javadekar also expressed his surprise over the Congress party criticizing the reasonable restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.