Digvijaya advises PM to shed ‘confrontationist attitude’

Adilabad (Tel): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shed his “confrontationist attitude” for finding a solution to the Kashmir problem.

Speaking to reporters here, Digvijaya also raked up the handling of the Pathankot terror attack by the Centre and its aftermath.

“BJP is a coalition partner with PDP in J&K. But the two parties do not agree on basic issues. They want to retain only power. Congress has suggested taking an all-party delegation to Kashmir valley for achieving peace. Please agree to that,” he said.

“If you want peace there (in Kashmir), then Modi-ji drop your confrontationist attitude. Stop making provocative speeches,” he said.

He ridiculed Modi’s unscheduled visit to Pakistan to attend a wedding in Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family.

The NDA government should have put conditions before allowing Pak investigators to probe the Pathankot incident, he said.

“During the oath ceremony he (Modi) invited Pakistan (Nawaz Sharif) and without any formal invitation he broke off his journey from Afghanistan to attend a family wedding. And two days later the Pathankot attack took place where four or five terrorists came….NIA says there were six terrorists.

But there were only four bodies found. Where were the other two terrorists?” Singh asked.

Earlier, the Congress leader addressed a farmers’ meeting in the district.