hulam Nabi Azad speaks to media in New Delhi on Thursday. [Photo/ANI]
hulam Nabi Azad speaks to media in New Delhi on Thursday. [Photo/ANI]

Ghulam Nabi Azad accuses NSA Doval of buying support of J&K locals

ANI | Updated: Aug 08, 2019 12:28 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 8 (ANI): Congress lawmaker and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday accused National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of buying the support of people while reviewing the security situation in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
"By offering money, you can garner support from anyone. [Paise dekar aap kisiko bhi saath le sakte ho]," Azad said on being asked to react on videos showing Doval interacting with locals in Shopian.
The statement from the Congress leader came just a day after Doval took stock of the situation in Shopian and reached out to the local populace as a confidence-building measure.
Azad also vented out anger against the Centre for their move and claimed, "People of Jammu and Kashmir are angry. There is no internet, no WhatsApp, no vehicular movement. It is the first state where a law is passed after the imposition of a curfew."
The resolution revoking Article 370 and bill bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories has been passed by both houses of the parliament. (ANI)