Cong terms dissolving assy, imposing governor’s rule as ‘BJP rule by proxy’, demands early polls

New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) Terming the decision of the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to dissolve the state assembly and impose Governor’s rule as a ‘BJP rule by proxy’, the Congress on Thursday demanded that democratic process be set in motion and early elections be held in the state.

In a statement here, AICC media incharge Randeep Surjewala said,’’ the decision of Governor Satya Pal Malik to impose Governor’s rule is nothing short of BJP rule through proxy. BJP has been ruling forcibly against the wishes of people of Jammu-Kashmir and Laddhak by proxy.”

Congress demands a people’s government in Jammu-Kashmir and Laddakh which people deserve. “For that, democratic process must be set in motion and early elections must be held which is the only way of restoring normalcy and to end the unending cycle of violence that Modi Government has pushed it into.’’

Responding to Governor’s statement on the issue, Mr Surjewala said,’’Is the Governor of J&K Satya Pal Malik speaking as a representative of BJP, spokesperson of BJP or as a protector and defender of the Constitution of India in Jammu-Kashmir and Laddakh which is his primary responsibility? 

“Will Satya Pal Malik answer – was it not an unholy alliance when Modi Ji entered into an alliance with PDP? So there was a PDP-BJP alliance – was it a holy alliance?

Will Governor Satya Pal Malik answer – When there were serious allegations of corruption against that Government including senior BJP Ministers – was that a holy alliance?

Will Satya Pal Malik also tell the people of India that neither PDP nor BJP had got majority to rule, yet Modi Ji constituted and formed an unholy alliance, was that also holy in his opinion.

He should also opine about it before now trying to derail the entire perspective,” questioned Mr Surjewala.

Reacting to the statement by BJP leader Ram Madhav, he said,’’ Ram Madhav Ji was the architect of that PDP-BJP alliance. Did he receive instructions from across the border when he constituted that unholy alliance in the presence of Modi Ji .

Ram Madhav Ji thanked separatists and Pakistan for elections in Jammu and Kashmir, instead of our Army and people of J&K – were they getting instructions from across the border?

“When Deputy Chief Minister of BJP Nirmal Singh said that if security forces knew that Burhan Wani was inside, no encounter would have happened, did he and Ram Madhav Ji get instructions from across the border when Asifa Andrabi was made the poster-girl of ‘Beti Bachao’ – a woman who was actually a separatist and holds anti-India meetings in Pakistan with terrorist Maulana Masood Azhar, were they getting instructions to appoint her from across the border? ‘’ he stated.

‘’Whether it is Masrat Alam or other separatist who were all protected by BJP-PDP Government, were they getting instructions from across the border? So, first look within yourself before blaming others for you have been a party, Mr Ram Madhav and Prime Minister Modi of pushing Kashmir into an unending cycle of violence in which security forces have borne the worst burnt along with the people of J&K and Laddakh,’’ said Mr Randeep.

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