Omar Abdullah said nothing objectionable on J-K accession, says Krishna

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has not said anything objectionable in his latest statement that the state had acceded and not merged with the Union of India.

During an interaction with a group of journalists here, Krishna said: "I don't think Omar Abdullah has said anything objectionable. It is a fact that Jammu and Kashmir has acceded to India just like Mysore acceded to India."

Abdullah had said in the Assembly that the state had only acceded and not merged with Union of India and could not be compared to Junagarh and Hyderabad.

"Kashmir had not merged with India in 1947, but acceded to it. Kashmir is an issue between two neighbours. It is not an issue about development," he added.

The statement had triggered a controversy with BJP criticising him for it. (ANI)

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