NC, Congress demand pre Aug 5, 2019 position
Jammu, Oct 17: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that Government will not take long to restore Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir.
In an interview to News channel CNN he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has committed Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir. I have also stated this on floor of Parliament and “We won’t go back from our promise & won’t take too long.”
Shah pointed out that there will be a wave of development in next 5-6 months as Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is taking development to grass-root level.
Meanwhile, reacting to the statement of Home Minister Amit Shah National Conference and Congress demanded restoration of pre-August 5, 2019 position.
National Conference Member Parliament Justice Hasnain Masoodi while talking to a local news agency KNS said, “It is meaningless for us. Central Government should first restore the pre August 5 position. They have unilaterally eroded the special status of J&K which was very unconstitutional step by the GoI. National Conference will fight for the restoration of pre-August 5 position. National Conference believes that J&K has internal and external dimension. National Conference seeks pre 1953 position and for addressing external dimension talks should happen.”
J&K Congress Chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir said that Amit Shah should also remember his lack of development as ground on which he divided the state. From last 14 months, nothing his happening on the ground. People of all faiths and regions are angry over the decision. Central Government should restore the pre-August 5 position.
They should first conduct assembly elections and then there will be debate in assembly and people will decide what they want,” he told KNS over phone.