With the controversy over the claims of Saifuddin Soz regarding Kashmir having taken enormous proportions, the Congress distanced itself from the statement of senior party leader.
The Kashmir based leader Saifudin Soz had said before the media that Independence was the first choice of Kashmiris as had been highlighted by the former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf.
To clarify the position of Congress, the AICC media in-charge Randeep Surjewala said,”I have seen a statement made by Saifudin Soz on a book yet to be published. If the contents of the report in circulation are correct, the Congress completely rejects the statement. It is a cheap tactic to sell his book. It is an incontrovertible fact that Kashmir is an integral part of India and this fact can never be changed.”
The clarification by the Congress came after the BJP on Friday stepped up attack against Congress party in reference to a statement by Saifuddin Soz.
The BJP also alleged that ‘pro-Pakistan’ statements are weakening the armed forces.
Minister Prasad said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former president Sonia Gandhi should clarify on Soz’s comments.
However, the Congress hit back with charge that BJP is raking up the issue to divert attention from recent revelations that Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB).
It need be mentioned that ADCB received the highest amount of old demonetized notes.>