Indian PM Modi’s government alleged of 'biggest diplomatic blunder of India's history': Report

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Indian PM Modi’s government alleged of 'biggest diplomatic blunder of India's history': Report

NEW DELHI - Indian PM Modi’s government alleged of 'biggest diplomatic blunder of India's history': Report of Indian media has revealed.

Indian National Congress on Wednesday described the Union government’s decision to allow a delegation of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to visit Srinagar as the biggest ‘diplomatic blunder’ and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak on the issue as it went against India’s stated policy that Kashmir is an internal matter.

“The truth is that this is the biggest diplomatic blunder in India's history. The Modi government has deliberately internationalised the Kashmir issue, violating our time-tested policy of Kashmir being an internal matter' of India,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a press conference.

Mr. Surjewala’s comments came almost immediately after a delegation of 23 MEPs (Members of European Parliament) returned from a two-day trip of Kashmir for a ‘first-hand assessment of the ground situation in Kashmir.’

“The Modi government has committed grave sacrilege by introducing a third party to assess the ground situation in Kashmir and that also through an unknown think tank. By doing so, it has caused an affront to India's sovereign right over Jammu and Kashmir, link” he said, The Hindu has reported.

The Congress, which plans to raise the issue in the coming winter session of Parliament, also asked the government to clarify about its its ‘links’ with Madi Sharma, whose Women's Economic and Social Think Tank (WESTT) has organised the ‘unofficial trip’ of the MEPs delegation, and called her an ‘international broker’. Priyanka takes a dig at govt

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, meanwhile, in a tweet in Hindi, said: “Farmers and unemployed youth of India don't have the facility to meet the Prime Minister, so that their problems can be heard. But yes, international business brokers like Madi Sharma can proudly write, 'come to India, we will also bear your expenses. We have access to the PM's Office, we will arrange a meeting with the PM.’ How did these business brokers have access to the PMO .”

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