Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh once again embarrassed his party, this time by referring to Jammu and Kashmir as "India-occupied Kashmir". However, when prompted by a reporter, he corrected himself and said Kashmir is an integral part of India. But the damage had been done. He said: "Narendra Modi thinks more about Pak-occupied Kashmir.
He congratulates people from Balochistan. But he is not ready to talk to the people of Kashmir in India. First, we have to create confidence in Kashmir, be it India-occupied Kashmir or Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. If we have to build trust in people, then it is only possible through talks. The situation will not improve with this confrontationist remarks of the Prime Minister. It will only worsen."
When Singh had finished giving his reply to the media, a reporter reminded him that it was wrong to say "India-occupied Kashmir". The Congress Rajya Sabha MP realised his faux pas and corrected himself. He said, "No, I meant the Kashmir in India. I said he does not think about the Kashmir in India, only about Pak-occupied Kashmir. Kashmir is an integral part of India."
This is the third time that Singh has put foot in his mouth. He had called terrorist Osama bin Laden as "Osama ji" and Hafiz Saeed as "Hafiz Sahab", causing immense embarrassment to the Congress.
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