No autonomy, self rule for JK: Cong MP
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, May 3: A Congress member in Lok Sabha Thursday said there should be no autonomy or self-rule for Jammu & Kashmir and any attempt to “divide the state” should be taken serious note of.
“There should be no autonomy or self rule for the state as demanded by some sections,” an emotionally charged Lal Singh said during Zero Hour amid thumping of desks by BJP members.
He also attacked NC’s autonomy proposal for voicing the demand to have a separate (Sadr-e-Riyasat) Prime Minister in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lal Singh got instant support from BJP members, including Haren Pathak and Arujn Ram Meghwal who associated themselves with him. “How dare someone demand a separate Prime Minister? We are part and parcel of India and no one can change it. This is a conspiracy,” Singh said.
“They are trying to divide the state. Don’t allow Jammu and Kashmir to be divided. Such alliance partners should be taken serious note of,” he said in an apparent reference to NC member Mehboob Beg’s remarks in the House yesterday favouring greater autonomy and Sadr-e-Riyasat for the state.
Lal Singh, whose party is a coalition partner of the Omar Abdullah-led government, also attacked NC for not recruiting special police officers to deal with militancy.
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