UK Congress Delegation Meeting With Jeremy Corbyn: Grand Old Party Responds to BJP Allegations, Says ‘J&K Is India's Internal Matter’
UK Congress Meets Labour Party's Jeremy Corbyn (Photo Credits: Twitter/@jeremycorbyn )

New Delhi, October 10: The Indian National Congress on Thursday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for making “malicious statements” after the Congress delegation met British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. This comes after the BJP asked the grand old party to explain Corbyn's tweet in which he said he met "Congress Party where we discussed the human rights situation in Kashmir." UK Congress Delegation Meets Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Over Kashmir, BJP Calls Move 'Shameful'.

“Our meeting with Jeremy Corbyn was held to condemn the Kashmir resolution passed by his Party and to reiterate that J&K is an internal matter and outside intervention will not be accepted. BJP’s malicious statements are another attempt to distract people from their failures,” the Indian Overseas Congress said in a tweet.

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"We refute Mr @jeremycorbyn’s tweet. We have reiterated to him that his party must take up the issue of terrorism & terror groups with Pakistan & they should not interfere in India’s internal matters," it added.

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Responding to BJP, the Congress tweeted that the ruling party has failed to answer the question on the current economic scenario and other issues and is resorting to spreading lies.

"BJP has failed to answer a single question on the economic slowdown, rising unemployment, banking crisis & even the irregularities in the Rafale deal. Therefore they have to resort to spreading lies to evade the truth. They can't hide behind their propaganda anymore," Congress tweeted.

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Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma also responded to the controversy and said: "We are shocked by this misrepresentation. Any issue pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir are purely India's internal affairs".

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Earlier today, the BJP had lashed out at the grand old party over its meeting with UK's Opposition leaders and demanded an explanation. "Appalling! @INCIndia owes it to the people of India to explain what its leaders are telling foreign leaders about India. India will give a befitting reply to Congress for these shameful shenanigans!" BJP tweeted.

“A very productive meeting with UK representatives from the Indian Congress Party where we discussed the human rights situation in Kashmir. There must be a de-escalation and an end to the cycle of violence and fear which has plagued the region for so long,” Corbyn had tweeted.

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Jeremy Corbyn's stand on Jammu and Kashmir has not been going well the Bharatiya Janata Party. "This is Congress seeking advice from the UK Labour leader - they might as well go to their masters directly in Pakistan," said BJP's foreign affairs department in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale.