PC's statement on Kashmir are his personal views: Cong

New Delhi, Jul 22: Congress sought to distance itself from the remarks of former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Kashmir, saying the views expressed by him are his personal.

"I think it is his personal view," Congress Spokesperson Sushmita Dev said at the AICC briefing.

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Dev initially refrained from commenting on Chidambaram's remarks saying Kashmir is burning and is a "sensitive issue" and there should be a responsible reaction from her party.

"I would check with the party rather than giving a knee-jerk reaction," she said earlier. Dev reacted only after Chidambaram's comments were read out to her.

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Proposing a radical solution to the situation in Kashmir, Chidambaram who is a senior Congress leader and former Home Minister advocated restoring the "grand bargain" under which Kashmir had acceded to India by granting a large degree of autonomy, warning that otherwise the country will have to pay a "heavy price". "I think their approach is wrong.

We have ignored the grand bargain under which Kashmir acceded to India. I think we broke faith, we broke promises and as a result we have paid a heavy price," he had said yesterday.


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