Jammu has to decide

Jammu has to decide
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Gagan Bhagat, the BJP MLA from RS Pura, Jammu, has stirred the Hornet’s nest by defending the Article 35-A. He has threatened that people of Jammu would take to arms if this Article is scrapped.
His assertions have created a furore within his party as he has challenged the stand of his own party. The Bharatiya Janata Party has always maintained that Article 35-A and Article 370 should be scrapped for complete merger of J&K with union of India. Since the day BJP pulled out from the coalition government led by PDP President Mehbooba Mufti it has been stating that party is no more bound by the Agenda of Alliance and it would strongly plead for scrapping of the Article 35-A in the Supreme Court.
The BJP MLA by challenging his own party’s line has tried to drive home a point that people of Jammu should not blindly follow what BJP says. They should see what’s good and bad for them. He has tried proving a point that denizens of Jammu should first safeguard their rights and save themselves from turning into a minority in their own homeland.
He is the first BJP MLA, who has opposed the party line. People of Jammu should not outrightly reject what he has said as he has highlighted some valid points. He has made it clear that no one would like to invest in Kashmir due to the prevailing uncertainty in the Valley. On the other hand everyone would like to settle down in Jammu as situation is much better in the winter capital of the state.
Now it’s for people of Jammu to decide whether they want to defend this vital Article or allow things to happen. Ball is in their court.