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Congress lashes at BJP for exploiting militancy issue in Jammu and Kashmir

ANI  |  Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

Lashing out at Prime Minister Modi's for growing incidents of violence in the Valley, leader and former Chief Minister on Saturday said that the saffron party came to power by pitching militancy in the state, against the rest of the country.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led delegation held an extended executive meeting in

Speaking at a conference here, Azad said, "One soldier was beheaded during the in by terrorists and the exploited the issue to the hilt against the Such incidents have also taken place during and they do not talk about it now".

When asked if the Congress would engage in talks with separatist Hurriyat leaders, Azad said there are 45 political parties' names on the list, but Hurriyat's name is missing.

"I have seen the list of 45 political parties and other groups we will be meeting here, but I did not find Hurriyat in that list. Also, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has been speaking of a dialogue with all stakeholders to solve the Kashmir problem. But she is shying away from naming who these stakeholders are," he said.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 20:02 IST