By raising Balochistan, PM ruining India's claim on PoK: Cong

New Delhi: Congress today launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of "ruining" India's case on Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) by raking up the issue of Balochistan in his Independence Day address.

"PoK is our right. Our entitlement. We will support it. But by bringing in Balochistan, you are ruining our case... We are going to ruin our own case on PoK," Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.

This would give an "additional handle" to Pakistan to target India as "we don't speak about atrocities in

neighbouring countries", he told reporters at the Congress headquarters here.

Disapproving the "wild pronouncements about Balochistan", he said the government should ensure that its borders are secured and people are safe.

"I do not know who advised the Prime Minister for raising Balochistan... It will dilute our claim on PoK. It will given additional handle...to interfere in our internal affairs."