Says he talks to impress gallery, his juniors at PMO
Srinagar, Nov 23: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is once again miss-reading the situation in Kashmir, said former union minister Prof. Saifuddin Soz.
In a statement issued to KNS, Soz said has complimented the Union for producing a situation of normalcy in Kashmir through the use of force. Soz said according to Jaitley Hurriyat Conference has lost its influence in Kashmir.
“This kind of thinking is detrimental to the Union itself which has in recent times asserted that it wants to initiate a dialogue in Kashmir. I have seen Jaitley closely and many times, he only speaks to impress the gallery,” Soz said.
Soz, also the former Pradesh Congress Committee president, said some Kashmir observers have told him that sometimes Jaitley issues statements, away from the Home Ministry’s perception on Kashmir and leaves further interpretation of his assertions to his junior colleague in the PMO.
“But, the latest statement of Jaitley appears to be totally superficial as he knows it fully well that the use of force produces only a fragile and temporary situation of calm and ultimately, the turmoil erupts again. I wish Jaitley takes a very serious look on the situation in Kashmir and decides to promote a meaningful political dialogue in Kashmir which can best be initiated with the Hurriyat Conference,” Soz added. (KNS)