By praising Vajpayee, Mirwaiz accepts Kashmir as India’s integral part: BJP

Srinagar: Claiming that Chairman Huriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq accepts the fact that Kashmir is India’s integral part, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday welcomed Huriyat (M) chief’s statement wherein he had stated that NDA did more for Kashmir then UPA.
“It is a welcome statement. What Mirwaiz has stated is truth but at the same time, among the basic ideologies of BJP-led NDA is that Kashmir is India’s integral part. By praising Vajpayee Ji- Mirwaiz did accept our ideology,” said senior BJP leader Chaman Lal Gupta.
He stated further that the policies of Vajpayee must be perused with zeal and zest so that the tensions between India and Pakistan could end at the earliest. He added that the issues could only be resolved through dialogue and that no dispute has ever been addressed by way of violence.
Pertinently, Mirwaiz in a recent statement had said that BJP-led NDA took some bold steps for the Kashmir resolution and that NDA did more for Kashmir than Congress-led UPA.

Huriyat (M) chairman in a detailed interview to India today had said that UPA has some opportunities to resolve Kashmir but whatever they did was not enough. He added that BJP is the same party in whose tenure, under then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, most of the forward movement on the solution to the Kashmir problem happened. “If the NDA and the BJP walk on his footsteps, then there is a lot of hope. We saw Vajpayee and then Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf trying to take bold decisions on Kashmir.” (KNS)