Jammu, July 21 : Lambasting former Union Minister P Chidambaram for his “grand bargain” comment to resolve Kashmir issue, the Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP today said that such a formula was dangerous for the integrity of the country and reiterated abrogation of Article 370 was the only step to bring the Kashmiri people into the national mainstream. Also Read:  P Chidambaram’s views on Kashmir are his personal: Congress Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity

“The statement of former Union Home minister where he advocated for restoring grand bargain under which Kashmir acceded to India by granting a large degree of autonomy, shows that he lacks knowledge of the state as such a formula is dangerous for the integrity of the country with will have serious repercussions,” BJP state spokesman Virender Gupta said in a statement here today. “The ultimate solutions lie in the abrogation of article 370, taking steps to bring the people of Kashmir Valley in the national mainstream,” he said. Also Read - Bengal Elections: BJP Will Not Hold Big Public Meetings Anymore, to Hand Out Masks to 6 Crore People

Gupta said that it seems that former Home minister has little knowledge about Jammu and Kashmir and the circumstance under which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to Indian Union. “It was Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir who signed the Instrument of Accession, of course, that was endorsed by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who was a popular leader only of Kashmir Valley but had no following in Jammu and Ladakh regions. “No condition was attached at the time of accession by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah,” Gupta said. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Two Terrorists Killed in Shopian Encounter, Search Continues