Modi has colonial hangover, views EU team more competent: Adhir

EU delegation to Kashmir, Chris Van Hollen, Chris Davies, Kashmir issue
Chowdhury urged the Centre to send an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the situation there following the abrogation of Article 370 | PTI File

The Kashmir visit of a European Union (EU) delegation on Tuesday (October 29) invited criticism from the Congress camp as the party’s leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a colonial hangover.

A delegation of 23 EU lawmakers visited Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to assess the ground situation there. The delegates arrived in Kashmir to a complete shutdown and clashes between people and security forces in several parts of the city and the Valley.

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Terming this as “paradoxical”, Chowdhury said that the prime minister has a colonial hangover and views Indian delegation as “native and incompetent”.

Chowdhury urged the Centre to send an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the situation there following the abrogation of Article 370.

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“It is paradoxical to note that our @PMOIndia considers EU parliamentarians worthy of offering accreditation certificate to his #Kashmir policy than the Indian counterpart, as @narendramodi ji still inherits colonial hangover and views us as native and incompetent,” Chowdhury said in a tweet.

“May I urge upon the government to send an all-party delegation to J&K, to take stock of the situation,” he added.

(With inputs from agencies)