Suspense over removal of Article 35-A: ‘Whatever decision GoI, Apex court will take will be in favour of J&K,’ BJP’s Ram Madhav

BJP leader Ram Madhav

Srinagar: Keeping the speculations alive over on the revocation of article 35 A, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national General Secretary Ram Madhav today said whatever decision the Government of India would take over the issue would for the betterment of J&K.

He also lashed out at National Conference and PDP for creating war hysteria in Kashmir at a time when stage is set for Assembly polls in the State.

Madhav while addressing a press conference here at SKICC said that some political parties have once again started talking out of their frustration and they are now stating something like “Barood etc” if article 35 A goes.

“I would like to clarify here, that whatever decision GoI (Government of India) or the court where the issue of article 35 is being discussed, will be for the benefit of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and country,” Madhav said.

The BJP National General secretary said that party will contest on every seat in Jammu and Kashmir.

“We would also like to see various other parties who have clean past and present to fight elections so that the two parties, who have ruined the State by resorting to rampant corruption, are kept out of power,” he said.

The BJP’s point man for Kashmir said that some political parties are trying to create water hysteria by saying, “this and that will happen.”

“Mehbooba (PDP chief) has even crossed limits by claiming that barood say khelna etc (playing with the powder keg). This is strange as they are doing it at a time when State is all set to go through polls,” he said.

To a query that Kashmir was under tight grip of rumours that suggest article 35 A would go given the troop arrival in Kashmir, he said forces arrival is to strengthen the counter insurgency grid and it has nothing to do with the article 35 A. “Whatever is done for the Article 35 A, will be for the benefit of J&K and the country,” he reiterated.

He also said that  Government forces and the dispensations  at the Centre and State are committed to wipe out “militancy from the state” and so far major success has been achieved.

“Now action will be taken against OGWs as the problem is not one day old but several decades old,” he said. (KNO)

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