November 2002 News

J&K government releasing Indian militants only : Arjun

19 November 2002
The Daily Excelsior

Indore: Senior Congress leader Arjun Singh today said the PDP-Congress Government in Jammu and Kashmir was releasing only those militants, who are of Indian origin and not belonging to the neighbouring country. Speaking to reporters here on his way to New Delhi from Ujjain, Singh dismissed the allegations levelled by BJP and its allied organisations on the issue as ‘baseless’. Singh said there is no harm in talking to militants and even Prime Minister A B Vajpayee and Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani were doing so. ''Vajpayee had even gone for truce,'' he said, adding one should not have any problem on the issue. Referring to Gujarat polls and VHP’s stand, he said Hindus are not a gift to VHP. ''The VHP leaders are not even aware of Hinduism which is thousand year old and people in Gujarat are aware of their designs'', he said. Singh said people of Gujarat were tired of communal atmosphere prevailing in the State which was so charged that Saffron parties were leading in spreading communal agenda. He claimed that Congress will win in Gujarat in the current situation. On the Election Commission’s role, he initially denied to comment but later said ''it is doing what it is supposed to.''


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