Puducherry

Narayanasamy flays visit of MEPs to Srinagar

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, V. Vaithilingam MP, Speaker and Ministers, pay tribute to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary in Puducherry.

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, V. Vaithilingam MP, Speaker and Ministers, pay tribute to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary in Puducherry.   | Photo Credit: S.S. Kumar

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Thursday said the Centre's decision to allow a delegation of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to visit Srinagar was “highly condemnable.”

Addressing Congress workers on the occasion of the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at the PCC office, the Chief Minister charged that the ‘chosen’ delegates were brought to Srinagar to spread falsehood that life was normal in Jammu and Kashmir after the withdrawal of special status to the Valley State under Article 370.

Senior leaders of J&K and Opposition leaders were not allowed to visit the region but the Centre had allowed parliamentarians of foreign countries to tour the Valley. The decision to allow EU parliamentarians was against India's stated policy that Kashmir was an internal matter, he said.

Lok Sabha MP V. Vaithilingam said the delegates were allowed permission at a time when a son of the soil (senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad) was not allowed to visit his home State.

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