Navjot Sidhu’s advisor quits amid row over his controversial ‘Kashmir’ remarks

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor Malwinder Singh Mali on Friday said that he will stop giving suggestions to the Punjab Congress president. Mali’s recent remarks on Kashmir had created a controversy.

In a press conference,Sidhu’s advisor said, “I withdraw my consent given for tendering suggestions to Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu.” This comes a day after the Congress gave Sidhu a notice to remove his advisers.

In a social media post, Mali had recently waded into the issue of revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, a special status.

If Kashmir was a part of India, then what was the need to have Articles 370 and 35A, he supposedly said, adding, “Kashmir is a country of Kashmiri people.”

With calls for Sidhu to drop Mali as advisor, these remarks on the erstwhile state drew sharp reactions form within the Congress and outside.

Mali further said that several political leaders had launched a hate campaign against him

Naming Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and several other Congress, BJP and AAP leaders, he said these leaders would be held responsible if there is any physical harm to him.

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