Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said Congress was responsible for the situation in Kashmir as the party was at the helm of affairs for 65 years, adding that the Modi-led BJP government was trying to "undo the wrongs done by Congress." "If there is anything wrong done with respect to Jammu and Kashmir, it is primarily by Congress and the successive governments led by the party, both at the Centre and the state," he told reporters. The MoS was reacting over senior Congress leader P Chidamabaram's recent remark that "the situation in Kashmir is grim", and that a series of mistakes were made which were "almost too late" to correct now. While hitting out at the Congress leader, Singh said he and his colleagues should be grateful that the Narendra Modi government was trying to undo the wrongs that they had done in the state. "Somebody needs to remind him (Chidambaram) that what he is saying, he is saying about 'himself and his party'. It was his party which had been at the helm of affairs for the last 65 years," he said. "I think Chidambaran and his colleagues should be obliged to the government led by PM Narendra Modi which is trying its best to undo the wrongs done by Congress," he said. On being quizzed about the violent protests at Ramjas College in Delhi and the "intolerance" concerns raised by the student bodies of AISA and SFI, the Union Minister said, "This is the most intolerant form of display by a lobby which accuses others of being intolerant. This is a sample of the tolerance being practiced by them." "What kind of tolerance do they expect from others? Whatever be the freedom of speech, even the most liberated democracies of the world would not allow any instigation which tends to tear the fabric of the republic and erode the very roots of sovereignty," he said. Delhi University's Ramjas college recently saw clashes between RSS-backed ABVP and Left-affiliated AISA over cancellation of a seminar invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid, terming them "anti-nationals".
MODI GOVT TRYING TO UNDO WRONGS DONE BY CONG: JITENDRA