Kashmiris want Modi to follow Vajpayee: Yashwant Sinha

Raj Kamal Rao

Broken promises and lost opportunities led Kashmir to the current crisis and the residents of the troubled state want the Modi government to follow Vajpayee’s line, says Yashwant Sinha, senior BJP leader and former external affairs minister.

Yashwant Sinha, Senior Bjp Leader

Yashwant Sinha, Senior BJP Leader

Sinha, who led a five-member delegation to Kashmir recently, said the outreach was not initiated by any political party and he was visiting the state as a concerned citizen. He was talking to Bharat Bhushan, Editor, Catch News, in an exclusive interaction for Rajya Sabha Television.

The senior BJP leader said Kashmiris are feeling detached from rest of the country, adding that we need to relate to Kashmiris emotionally to understand the crisis. He also criticised the media saying that facts are being misrepresented.

The security forces in Kashmir sometimes act out of frustration, he said adding soldiers should be sensitised before deployment in the valley.

Sinha and Bharat Bhushan were part of a delegation that included former chief information commissioner Wajahad Habibullah and Air vice Marshal Kapil Kak.