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BJP gives back to Rahul, says Kashmir conflict originated during Cong regime

ANI  |  New Delhi/Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

After Vice President accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of reaping benefit from the Kashmir conflict, the (BJP) on Sunday tore into Congress, saying that the Valley issue actually originated due to the grand old party.

Yesterday, Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh's Bastar, said the prevailing unrest in parts of the country was benefiting the RSS, and

leaders and S. Prakash held responsible for the Kashmir issue, which originated during the grand old party's regime.

"The Kashmir issue actually originated due to the The nation is compensating for Congress' wrong policies. We are working towards rectifying it. I condemn his statement," Hussain told ANI.

"If the Kashmir conflict is alive, it is because of his (Rahul) grandmother, forefather Jawaharlal Nehru. Since those ages, the issue is alive," Prakash told ANI.

Hussain further said that he Congress Vice President has insulted the nation by comparing the 'patriotic' with and

However, Prakash mocked Rahul for making such statements, which cannot be understood by any political 'pundits'.

"Today, making charge against the Government which is only three years old is only politically motivated. We do not attach any more importance to it," he said.

Rahul fired a fresh salvo at the Narendra Modi-led Central Government yesterday over unrest prevailing in different parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir, saying there was peace during the UPA regime.

"Today there is crisis in Jammu and Kashmir, anger in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Sikkim and other northeast states. During UPA all was peaceful," Rahul said.

He further said that terrorism in was uprooted till 2014 and the state was a tourist spot then.

"Till 2014 terrorism in was over. 45-50 flights used to land in Srinagar daily. Tourists would flock the region," he added.

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First Published: Sun, July 30 2017. 01:36 IST