Jaitely warns that withdrawing defence forces from the Kashmir valley would be disastrous and to hold sway over the territories, rule by bonnet is the best possible method.
In his verbose attacks, Jaitely carefully ignores the negotiations that had taken place on such lines during the NDA regime. The agreements India and Pakistan have made in search of solution to the Kashmir problem. Jaitely belittles the importance of Vajpayee's Lahore bus trip, the failed talks in Agra and other such chain of links that forms the body of Kashmir discourse.
In this series of comments, Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad's who hails from the Jammu region too threw his hat in the ring. In order to take away the sheen from the BJP's armor, the Congress leader stated that Kashmir is an integral part of India. He carefully ignored the commitment given by its party's leadership earlier when this problem actually had cropped up. He maintained a stoic silence about the forward movement taking place on this issue.
If we analyze the recent comments made by the political leaders on Kashmir, it seems none of them recognizes the bilateral negotiation going on between India and Pakistan. It is in public realm that Kashmir is on the agenda the composite dialogue between the two countries. In fact Pakistan has agreed not to internationalize Kashmir issue only on India's assurance that it considers it a dispute that has to be resolved through bilateral means. In this backdrop, what does the comments of Indian political leaders' means in plain terms?