In a conversation with a Pakistani journalist on Clubhouse, senior party leader and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijay Singh has said that if Congress comes to power at the Centre, they will reconsider the decision of revoking Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Digvijaya Singh’s statement
Throughout the conversation, Digvijaya said, “Democracy was not there in Kashmir when they(BJP lead government) revoked Article 370, ‘insaniyat’(humanity) was not there as they had put everyone behind bars.”
“Meanwhile, ‘Kashmiriyat’ is something that is the fundamentals of secularism. Because in a Muslim-majority state there was a Hindu king and both worked together. In fact, the reservation in Kashmir was given to Kashmiri pandits, therefore, the decision of revoking Article 370 sadhe statehood of J&K, is a sad decision. And the Congress party will certainly have to relook at this issue,” he said.
In a Club House chat, Rahul Gandhi’s top aide Digvijaya Singh tells a Pakistani journalist that if Congress comes to power they will reconsider the decision of abrogating Article 370…
Really? यही तो पाकिस्तान चाहता है… pic.twitter.com/x08yDH8JqF
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) June 12, 2021
Digvijaya was replying to Shahzeb Jillani, a Pakistan journalist currently residing in Germany. The topic was on the changing landscape of politics and Indian society under the Modi administration.
Shahzeb claimed that post revocation of Article 370, the relationship between India and Pakistan has fallen. He also said that in the last couple of months the media is articulating against the Narendra Modi government.
@digvijaya_28 telling Pakistani that Congress would reconsider decision of revoking Article 370 once they are in power. #Part2 #ClubHouse pic.twitter.com/7VMT7vL0up
— ClubHouse Leaks (created today) (@LeaksClubhouse) June 11, 2021
The blame game
With this controversial statement bringing critics, the opposition leaders denounced Singh’s statement and BJP’s Amit Malviya said, “This is what Pakistan wants.” Shandilya Giriraj Singh, BJP Karyakarta tweeted, “Digvijay Singh conveyed Rahul Gandhi’s message to Pakistan. Congress will help Pakistan in grabbing Kashmir.”
In his defense, Digvijaya Singh reacted at the BJP’s Malviya saying that the uneducated people possibly couldn’t understand the difference between shall and consider.
अनपढ़ लोगों की जमात को
Shall और Consider में फ़र्क़
शायद समझ में नहीं आता।
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) June 12, 2021