Cong, NC appeasing Pak for political gains; says Dr Jitendra


JAMMU: Leveling serious charges on Opposition Congress and National National Conference (NC), Union Minister of State in PMO with independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh has accused them of “appeasing Pakistan for their political gains.”
Dr Jitendra Singh, who was on way to Kathua to lay the foundation stone of Rs 15 crore Old Samba, Kathua (OSK) road, while talking to reporters here, Sunday morning soon after his arrival from New Delhi alleged that both the parties are following “policy of appeasing Pakistan.” Lambasting Congress, he said former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh had held a secret meeting with Pak Ambassador at the residence of former senior Congress leader, Mani Shanker Aiyar without consulting the External Affairs Ministry and discussed the agenda of talks. “There is a rule that whenever any leader from opposition has to meet the Ambassador of any foreign country, he or she has to inform the External Affairs Ministry which the Congress leaders avoided to do”, he added.
Dr Singh, while expressing serious doubts about the secret meeting held by Congress leaders with Pakistan Ambassador, said there were reports in a section of the press that the meeting was held to discuss the Gujarat elections and dislodging of BJP Government from Centre. “There is also possibility of soft separatist language being used by Aiyar and other Congress leaders in the meeting”, he added. He said going by the reports of a section of press then it is very much hurting that Congress can go to such an extent and seek support of Pakistan in dislodging the BJP Government at Centre.
Criticizing the NC and its leadership, Dr Jitendra Singh took it to task for supporting Hurriyat bandh on Jerusalem issue which US has recognized as capital of Israel and shifted its embassy from Talaviv to Jerusalem. This way NC leaders were interfering in the affairs of External Affairs Ministry”, he added.