A day after Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley criticised Nehruvian model of development, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday called Jammu & Kashmir a glaring example of the “failure” of Nehru’s political model.
“Yesterday, Union Finance minister spoke about the failed Nehruvian model of economy and today I say that if you want to see the failed political model of Nehru, then Jammu & Kashmir is the best example”, Singh said while addressing a “Yaad Karo Kurbani” rally in the outskirts of Jammu on Sunday.
Singh said Jammu and Kashmir is a glaring example of the “failed” politics of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
He said the area of Jammu and Kashmir under the control of Maharaja Hari Singh was 2.25 lakh square kilometers, but due to the “failed” political approach of first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, India got only one lakh square kilometers of the area, rest was occupied by Pakistan like area of Gilgit and Baltistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
“The Maharaja was so annoyed with Nehru that he decided never to return to Jammu and Kashmir and breathed his last in Mumbai”, Singh said.
He said that if there was problem in the neighbourhood, then we are affected, whether it is Balochistan or Pakistan occupied Kashmir.