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Azad takes jibe over Doval’s video sharing food with Kashmiri people
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Azad takes jibe over Doval’s video sharing food with Kashmiri people

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New Delhi, Aug 8: Senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday mocked the visit of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to Kashmir and alleged that sharing a meal with them on the streets is a set-up. "Paise dekar aap kisiko bhi saath le sakte ho (Anyone can be bought with money)," Mr Azad said here while speaking to reporters.

A video had surfaced yesterday showing NSA Doval interacting with the local people in Shopian as an attempt to convey that Jammu and Kashmir, which has seen unprecedented security and restrictions over the past few days, is returning to normal. According to the officials, Mr Doval was reaching out to the local population in the Kashmir Valley as a confidence building measure. Mr Doval was also seen giving a pep talk to paramilitary troops during his visit.

He flew to Kashmir on Tuesday, a day after the centre ended special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and launched a bill for the state's reorganisation. UNI