BJP ready to talk to militants, Hurriyat within constitution: Kavinder Gupta

SRINAGAR, JAN 28: Jammu and Kashmir former deputy chief Minister and senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta said that BJP ready to talk to local militants and convey them to enter in mainstream.

While speaking to news Agency Press Trust of Kashmir Gupta said “BJP will talk to Hurriyat within Constitution. He said BJP is open to talks with separatists in Kashmir as part of efforts to resolve the problems in the state but discussions would need to be within the constitutional frame.

Gupta added Kashmir issue should be taken up with those who “accept the Constitution of India”. He added until Pakistan can’t stop insurgency activities no talk will be started with them.

Gupta added, “We are always ready for talks with Pakistan but with a caveat that militancy and talks cannot go together. There cannot be a comprehensive dialogue till Pakistan shuns terror”.

He further added, “Some people suggest that we should engage in dialogue with Pakistan. I would like to say that we are ready to talk to anyone. But Pakistan is unable to understand this thing, till Pakistan does not stop its attempts to destabilise and weaken India by encouraging cross-border terrorism, holdings talks with it has no meaning.”

Gupta added “Kashmir under fire because of Congress and national conference”. He said the Kashmir problem is the Congress’s legacy, adding “now instead of learning from its past mistakes, the Congress wants to precipitate a crisis for this country.” (PTK)