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Chidambaram says his interaction in J&K led him to believe when they ask for ‘Azadi,’ they want autonomy

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 October 2017, 04:42 PM
Chidambaram says when J&K people ask for ‘Azadi,’ they want autonomy (Image: ANI)
Chidambaram says when J&K people ask for ‘Azadi,’ they want autonomy (Image: ANI)

Speaking about his recent visit to J&K, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said that his interaction with people in the state led him to the conclusion that when they ask for 'Azadi,' most of them want autonomy.

Chidambaram suggested that giving autonomy to J&K must be considered. He said that J&K will remain part of India but will have larger powers as promised under Article 370.

Chidambaram also touched upon the recent row over Taj Mahal. He said that the whole issue is sad and those who talk about Taj Mahal in derogatory terms do not understand either history or India’s composite culture.

The Congress leader also expressed amazement on the demands of Ahmed Patel's resignation. Chidambaram said that he has gathered some facts from his friends.

“I have gathered some facts from my friends. Ahmed Patel was a trustee of a hospital, I believe he resigned or retired in 2015,” said Chidambaram. 

First Published: Saturday, October 28, 2017 04:39 PM
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