Chidambaram targets J&K Governor
New Delhi, Oct 26: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Friday took a dig at Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik for his reported remarks that political parties have no right to talk about India-Pakistan dialogue, saying the “country’s governors are the new viceroys”.
In a series of tweets, the former finance and home minister referred to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s reported criticism of the National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their frequent reference to Pakistan’s role in resolving the Kashmir issue.
“J&K Governor says political parties have no right to talk about India-Pakistan talks. He is probably a votary of ‘partyless democracy’ or ‘no democracy’ at all,” he said.
In a sarcastic comment, Chidambaram said, “We were told that the last viceroy was Lord Mountbatten. Wrong. Appointed Governors and Lieutenant Governors are the new Viceroys”.