The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday hit-out at former finance minister P. Chidambaram for his remark on current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor. 

National Spokesperson of BJP, GVL Narasimha Rao attacked P Chidambaram and called him a poodle of Pakistan. This outburst came after Chidambaram's pointed nine tweets criticising Modi government's Jammu and Kashmir policy.

GVL Rao said on Twitter:

Thiru Chidambaram,Your ideas on Kashmir are a recipe for disaster. Our forces are doing a fantastic job. Support them. Stop acting as a Pakistani poodle advancing it's anti-India agenda. Seems you are jealous of Thiru MS Aiyer & trying to challenge him as Pak's "Apologist No. 1".— GVL Narasimha Rao (@GVLNRAO) January 7, 2018

Do you ever see Cong leaders attack Pak for killing our soldiers? No.They dine with Pak, rejoice Hafiz Saeed's release, show "fake" concern for forces but abuse them & their Twitter handles act as Poodles of Pakistan. Shame on @INCIndia & @OfficeOfRG@PChidambaram_IN @KapilSibal— GVL Narasimha Rao (@GVLNRAO) January 7, 2018

Earlier, taking to his Twitter handle, in a series of nine tweets, Chidambaram pointed towards the efforts taken by the government on Kashmir and how it failed to show any result. Commenting on the appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as the interlocutor for Kashmir, the former finance minister said the initiative was rebuffed by various stakeholders in the valley as a pre-election gimmick. Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday hit out at the Centre for failing to restore peace in the valley.

1. From time to time we are rudely reminded that there is an issue concerning the state of Jammu & Kashmir.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 7, 2018

2. The last reminder came on the night of 30-31 December 2017, when militants attacked the CRPF Training Centre at Lethpora in Pulwama district killing five CRPF personnel and injuring three.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 7, 2018

3. On the eve of the election in Gujarat, the government appointed Mr Dineshwar Sharma as Special Representative (SR), but his mandate was not clear.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 7, 2018

5. It was claimed that the hard, muscular, militaristic approach will put an end to infiltration and militancy. Has it?— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 7, 2018

6. Wisdom lies in actively working to find a political solution to the issue of J&K. Both Mr A B Vajpayee and Dr Manmohan Singh will be remembered for their diligent efforts to find a solution to the issue.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 7, 2018

7. The way forward is to invite all stakeholders for talks.Unfortunately, the stakeholders have perceived the appointment of the SR as a pre-election gimmick and have totally rebuffed the good fellow.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 7, 2018

8. Still, all is not lost. I support the idea of interlocutors, but that step has to be part of a set of measures.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 7, 2018

9. If you are one of those who had thought that the hard, muscular, militaristic approach of the government should be given a chance, please look at the table once again. You may change your view.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 7, 2018

In essence Chidambaram said that hard muscular policy has failed in Kashmir. And it is time for looking for a political solution, which was tried by former Prime Ministers like Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh. According to Chidambaram, stakeholders in Kashmir have rejected appointment of interlocutor as pre-Gujarat election gimmick and hence has rejected the decision. Chidambaram advised the government to have a thorough relook in their Pakistan policy. 

However BJP reacted by putting the blame of Kashmir problem on Congress. Sambit Patra said to ANI that Jawaharlal Nehru is responsible for this current situation in valley. GVL Narasimha Rao accused Chidambaram of singing Pakistan's tune.