Congress appears to be on a spree of committing blunders in the Parliament with regards to the crucial matter of Jammu and Kashmir.
First, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary toed the line of Pakistan on Kashmir issue claiming that the global bodies such as the United Nations have been observing the state since 1948 and that the matter is bilateral one between India and Pakistan, as opposed to Home Minister Amit Shah's stand that the state issue remains an internal matter for the country. He also went on to question Home Minister Amit Shah about Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir as though, for the Indian government it wasn't a part of Jammu and Kashmir.
Home Minister Amit Shah in an outburst put all doubts to rest in the Parliament once for all. He said, "When I say Jammu and Kashmir, PoK gets included. One second please listen to me. I want to specify this that I become aggressive when I say Jammu and Kashmir. I am being aggressive because don't you consider PoK as a part of Jammu and Kashmir? I am aggressive. We will give our lives to get back PoK. What all are you talking about being aggressive? We will give our life for this. We will give our life for this," he said.
But Congress while responding to its own controversial statement on PoK earlier in the Parliament continued to stick to its position and claimed that PoK had not been considered in the bill.
Chowdhury reiterated his charge at the Centre that the Bill did not mention PoK, thereby exposing that its take on issue continues to be like that of Pakistan. "BJP left PoK in their bill which means they clearly ceded PoK. You brought a huge bill, but it did not have any mention of PoK. I challenge them to show any mention of Pok in the bill," he said.