Veteran Congress chief Karan Singh on Friday hit again at get together colleague Jairam Ramesh for criticising his latest article on Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India and stated the “unsavoury remarks” concerning his father have been “unacceptable”.
In an announcement, Singh stated he had hoped his views can be taken within the spirit wherein he wrote them slightly than grow to be a topic of “snide remarks”.
Ramesh on Thursday had criticised Singh for “sidestepping” Union minister Kiren Rijuju’s “hit job” on Jawaharlal Nehru’s position in Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India.
The Congress basic secretary’s remarks had come over an article by Singh on Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India in an English day by day wherein Ramesh stated he had defended his father and erstwhile ruler Hari Singh.
Reacting to Ramesh’s remarks, Singh stated, “I discover that the irrepressible Jairam Ramesh has thought it match to make an announcement on my article within the Hindustan Occasions yesterday. He has made two factors, each of that are unacceptable. He begins by alleging that not directly my article was towards Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. That is completely preposterous.”
“Pandit ji was my mentor ever since I entered public life on the age of 18 and I’ll all the time maintain him within the highest regard. To counsel in any other case is outrageous,” stated the previous ‘Sadr-i-Riyasat’ of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Singh identified that he had devoted his newest e-book “An Examined Life” to Nehru and in his article he made it clear that he was not coping with the a number of allegations made towards India’s first prime minister by Rijiju.
He stated Rijiju’s allegations have been a separate matter and wanted a way more detailed refutation on which “Ramesh ought to be working”.
Singh stated his article within the English day by day was particularly directed in direction of explaining the position of his father in the entire accession course of.
“Jairam goes on to make some unsavoury remarks concerning my father. His studying of historical past is evidently selective. He might go to the e-book by Prem Shankar Jha and different books on Jammu & Kashmir to get a unique view level,” the previous Union minister and ex-governor of J&Ok stated.
“I’m one of many final dwelling eye witnesses to the occasions previous and following the signing of the Instrument of Accession which I’ve associated in some element in my autobiography,” Singh stated.
Reacting to Singh’s article earlier, Ramesh had stated on Twitter, “There may be not a single scholarly and severe work on J&Ok that portrays Maharaja Hari Singh in good mild.” “Even this authoritative work by VP Menon doesn’t make Hari Singh a wronged man. It’s therefore pure that his son Dr. Karan Singh defends him within the HT immediately,” Ramesh had stated, sharing the screenshot of the duvet of a e-book by Menon.
“What I discover stunning although is that Dr.Karan Singh has sidestepped Rijuju’s hit job on Nehru…,” the Congress basic secretary in-charge communications had stated.
Jammu and Kashmir’s accession got here into the main focus because it was on the centre of the confrontation between the BJP and the Congress final week. Rijiju wrote an article for a portal citing “5 Nehruvian blunders”, together with floating the concept of a plebiscite and terming Jammu and Kashmir’s accession provisional.
The minister had stated it was essential to grasp previous errors to construct a brand new future and added he has not tweaked historical past however acknowledged information to set the file straight.
The Congress had demanded an apology from Rijiju over his criticism of Nehru’s dealing with of the Kashmir challenge and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rein in ministers from making “irresponsible statements”.
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