Congress is ‘politically bankrupt’: Jitendra Singh

JAMMU: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today attacked the Congress for being “politically bankrupt” and speaking the language of Kashmiri separatists.

“On Congress reaction to Gen Rawat’s statement, we have already cleared our stand. Some newspapers have carried it. In one word, it can be summed up as ‘political bankruptcy” (of Congress),” Singh said demanding a clarification from Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on whether the party endorsed remarks of senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad criticising army chief Bipin Rawat’s statement on tough action against locals hampering counter-militancy operations in Kashmir.

Fully defending Gen Rawat, Singh said “What army chief has said, Congress people are twisting it as if he has said that army should go after youths and beat them up. His statement should not be read as a challenge or warning but as a concern and worry expressed by him”.

“Indian army is only army which has such a concern and worries. Army chief is worried that nobody should get hurt during counter insurgency operations,” he said. (AGENCIES)