Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday took a dig at National Security Advisor Ajit Doval over his viral video in which he was seen interacting with locals in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. "You can bribe anyone for photo op," he said. Doval was seen having lunch with locals in Shopian of South Kashmir on Wednesday afternoon in a video.
Doval is expected to hold discussions with all stakeholders, including bureaucracy and security forces a day after the Rajya Sabha approved the resolution withdrawing the state's special status under Article 370 and the bill proposing that it be bifurcated into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
#VIDEO | Paise dekar aap kisiko bhi saath le sakte ho, says Ghulam Nabi Azad (Congress) on pictures of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval interacting with locals in Shopian yesterday, reports ANI.#JammuAndKashmirAugust 8, 2019
Doval also addressed CRPF personnel in Shopian and praised them for the immense resolve, supreme sacrifice and courage shown across the country. It was perhaps the first interaction of the NSA with CRPF personnel post Pulwama terror attack on February 14.
Later, Doval interacted with J&K Police and army personnel posted in Shopian.
Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday labelled the ruling BJP as “traitorous” for its decision to repeal Article 370. "I say that Maharaja Hari Singh didn't chose Pakistan over India despite being of the same religion because he trusted in our secular framework. But, that trust has been broken," he had said.
India on Tuesday removed part of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave Jammu and Kashmir a significant autonomy. The central government also divided the state in two Union Territories (UTs) - Jammu and Kashmir with its own legislature and Ladakh with legislature.