Bengaluru: A day after veteran Congress leader and former Union finance minister P. Chidambaram made controversial remarks on “Azaadi” and greater autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Congress party saying the “Azaadi” remark was an insult to soldiers guarding innocent Kashmiris from terror in the strife-torn state.
“We would like to send out a message that this is the land of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and we will not compromise when it comes to the unity and integrity of our great nation,” he said.
Taking a dig at Congress leaders who had asked for proof of last year’s surgical strike by the Indian army across the Line of Control in Kashmir, Mr Modi said.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister asked, “One of our former Prime Ministers had said if one rupee goes from Delhi, by the time it reaches a village it will become 15 paise. Who are these people who do this.”...