BJP slams Congress meet with UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has openly bashed the Rahul Gandhi’s Indian National Congress, after representatives of the Opposition party met with UK leader of Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn and other representatives. Corbyn tweeted a picture and wrote, “A very productive meeting with UK representatives from the Indian Congress Party where we discussed the human rights situation in Kashmir. There must be a de-escalation and an end to the cycle of violence and fear which has plagued the region for so long.”
The photo saw overseas Congress leader Kamal Dhaliwal present. The BJP was quick to attack the Congress and took to micro-blogging website Twitter. They wrote. “Appalling! @INCIndia owes it to the people of India to explain what its leaders are telling foreign leaders about India. India will give a befitting reply to Congress for these shameful shenanigans!”
For those who aren’t aware, Corbyn and the Labour Party’s stand on Kashmir hasn’t been received well by the Narendra Modi-led BJP government. Its foreign affairs department in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale said, “This is Congress seeking advice from the UK Labour leader, they might as well go to their masters directly in Pakistan.”
In response to the BJP’s tweet, Dhaliwal tweeted, “Our meeting with @jeremycorbyn was held to condemn the Kashmir resolution passed by his party and to reiterate that J&K is an internal matter and outside intervention will not be accepted. The @BJP4India’s malicious statements are another attempt to distract people from their failures.” This was later retweeted by Indian Overseas Congress UK.
British unit of the Indian Overseas Congress has claimed it had met Corbyn to condemn the Kashmir resolution passed by his party and iterate to them that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter and no intervention will be accepted.