MoS PMO and MP from Jammu Dr Jeetendra Singh lashed out at Omar Abdullah led National Conference today for their hypocrisy and double standards.
National Conference (NC) has no issues with the settlement of foreigners, but raises hue and cry over the settlement of Indian nationals every time, Dr Jeetendra said.
“There has to be a discussion on Article 35 (A) in the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir. But on the issue of settlement, let this be a larger discussion. Let the discussion start from the settlement of the foreigners who have, for the last 10-15 years, settled here without any reason. Incidentally, it was the National Conference-Congress Government at that time. What is the stand of this political party, which maintains selective silence on the settlement of Rohingyas, Burmese and Bangladesh nationals, but raises hue and cry over the settlement of Indian nationals? That means it is malafide intention,” Singh said.
Dr Singh said that the intention of NC could be to use these illegal immigrants as possible votebanks.
Omar Abdullah wanted a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislature before 29th August to counter the BJP who according to many are planning to tamper the Article 35A.
The NC chief hoped that “the people of Jammu and Kashmir will rise above party politics and fight every overt or covert attempts to trample the Article 35A, which is regional neutral, religious neutral and ethnic neutral”.