Wahid Bhat |SRINAGAR
Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and MP from Udhampur Jitendra Singh said we are going through the last phase of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.
“There is a vested interest in the name of continuation of militancy. People go and visit J&K for two days and return to write a book. This ‘intellectual terrorism’ is as harmful as the usual terrorism,” Singh said.
He said “Coalition with the PDP was dictated by the mandate of the people, and we walked out (of the coalition) because of the will of the people of Jammu & Kashmir,” Singh said. He added, “We are going through the last phase of militancy, it is now on its way out.”
He said Don’t accuse BJP of trying to stop elections, Congress has a history of meddling with polls.
He said “From the discussion so far, it sound as if the BJP have stopped the simultaneous elections in Jammu and Kashmir. And I believe this accusation comes from a mindset of intervening in elections”.
“It is a decision made by the Election Commission based on information from security agencies. Accusing us of stopping simultaneous elections is an equivalent of accusing the Election Commission,” he added.
Jitendra Singh further added, “The BJP is ready for an election at all times.” He adds that the Opposition hopes for 8 to 10 percent voter turnout, and hence win the election.
“Coalition with the PDP was dictated by the mandate of the people, and we walked out (of the coalition) because of the will of the people of Jammu & Kashmir,” he said.