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Solve Kashmir issue instead of giving suggestions to Pak: Congress

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 18:01 IST

New Delhi, Sept. 25 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to indulge in the politics of polarisation and said that the latter should give suggestions to his own party members instead of Pakistan.

Congress leader Meem Afzal echoed the sentiments of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati.

"The entire opposition is today saying the same as Mayawati ji. And it is absolutely right that Modi ji instead of giving suggestions to Pakistan should instead focus on what is happening in his country. Modi ji should solve the Kashmir issue, no proper development is visible, the people are unemployed... He had promised 10 crore jobs in five years... I think he did not even give 50,000 jobs to the people," Afzal told ANI.

"So, I am of the view that whatever suggestions he is giving to Pakistan, he should himself ponder over it and focus on action against Pakistan," he added.

The BSP chief earlier in the day urged the Prime Minister not to divert public attention post the Uri terror attack and chalk long-term solution to tackle such problems.

Mayawati said the nation expects Prime Minister Modi's assurance that incidents like Uri will not be repeated.

"The nation expects the Prime Minister to take stringent steps post the Uri attack so that such incidents do not occur again. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not able to build trust among the Indians that such incidents will not occur," Mayawati said.

"Our Prime Minister instead of finding a long-term solution to the problem is distracting people by making such speeches," she added.

Taking a jibe at the Prime Minister over his reference to Pakistan over war against poverty, unemployment and development, Mayawati said that the former before advising Islamabad should introspect as to what has his government done for the people of India.

"The Prime Minister in his address yesterday including the Uri attack also spoke of development in the nation. I would like to say that instead of giving advice to Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi should look at his own government. There has been no development in their rule, he should also see whether his government has done enough to advise someone else," she said.

Meanwhile, the Congress leader also rubbished Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's assertion that nobody can level charges of corruption against the ruling dispensation at the Centre.

"As far as the issue of corruption is concerned, the (BJP ruled) state governments face corruption charges. Allegations have leveled of scams worth to the tune of Rs. 1,000 crores but no one is paying heed to that. The Central Government has turned a deaf ear to these issues," said Afzal.

Addressing the BJP's national council meeting in Calicut earlier today, Shah highlighted the scams which took place during the former Congress-led UPA regime.

Shah said scams worth Rs. 12 lakh crores came to light during the former UPA regime headed by Dr Manmohan Singh.

"It has been two and a half years in office, nobody can level allegations of corruption on us," he added. (ANI)