Congress need to shed its negative attitude: JK BJP

Days after senior Congressman Ghulam Nabi Azad accused the Centre of having "no policy" to deal with Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, the state BJP unit today said the opposition needs to shed its "negative attitude".

"The Congress, which remained in power for the most of years at the Centre and at present, is the main opposition party, needs to shed its negative attitude to everything that the government does and adopt a positive approach to deal with the situations the nation is facing," state BJP spokesperson Virender Gupta said in a statement issued here.

Azad had on Wednesday, after visiting the victims of Pakistani ceasefire violations along the International Border here, said the Narendra Modi-led government had "no policy" to deal with Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir.

Azad was replying to questions on the alleged failure of the government to deal with Pakistan and put an end to the ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border that has killed 14 people, including eight civilians, and injured over 70 others.

"Azad is hoodwinking the people and trying to exploit the victims affected in the firing from the Pakistan side," the BJP leader said.

Gupta added it was because of the international policy of the present government that Pakistan had been completely isolated in the world forum, and world powers saw it as a "haven of terrorism".

"When the enemy is forcing a war-like situation, there is no option for the government at the Centre but to give it a befitting reply and that is what the Modi-government is doing," he said.

He said the forces had been given free hand to deal the situation both on the borders and internally against the proxy war launched by the enemy.

The decision to construct bunkers for the villagers residing along the borders was taken about 10 years ago when the Congress was in power both at the Centre and the state, but it did nothing, Gupta added.

The prime minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the state on numerous occasions to assess the situation, and the Centre also appointed an interlocutor to approach the concern groups on its behalf, he said.

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