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Kashmir issue 'myth' created by Congress, NC: MoS PMO

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New Delhi, May 18: Kashmir issue is a “political myth” created by the Congress, the National Conference and other such political groups which have a vested interest in the region’s electoral vote bank, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said Saturday.

He said Jammu and Kashmir is “very much like any other state” of the Indian Union.

“There is no such issue as ‘Kashmir issue’ and the political leaders who try to rake it up have a deep rooted selfish interest in creating an issue out of non-issue in order to hoodwink the innocent masses of Kashmir,” he said.

“The so-called Kashmir issue is a political myth created by the Congress, the National Conference and other such political groups for their vested interest,” the minister told PTI.

“The biggest evidence of hypocrisy on the part of the Kashmir-centric leaders is that they underplay the fact that Jammu and Kashmir has a separate Constitution of its own; the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir itself states that it is an integral part of India,” the minister said.

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