JAMMU, Feb 10: Panun Kashmir (PK) held a meeting of its Executive Council here today, which, was presided over by Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, its president.
PK through a political resolution made an appeal to all the political parties in the State to give their mandate in “Srinagar -Parliamentary Constituency” to a member of the displaced Kashmiri Pandit community which will empower him to represent the primary stakeholders and the original inhabitants of Kashmir in the country’s Parliament.
The resolution was moved by Upinder Kaul, general secretary PK and seconded by Kamal Bagati, its general secretary (Org.).
It said “the PK and its extended family and friends endorsed the decision of Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, president PK of joining the B J P in the interests of the displaced Pandit community and the nation.
It said Chrungoo has an illustrious career spanning over five decades in public life and it is our firm belief and understanding that his experience and capability would be of immense value to the BJP in its continued march towards making India the world leader that all of us dream and aspire.
PK acknowledged with great satisfaction and the nation building role of the BJP under the dynamic leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Bhai Modi.
It expressed its great appreciation over the recent statement of the Narendra Modi wherein he expressed his deep concern regarding the pain suffered by the displaced Kashmiri Pandits due to ethnic cleansing and mass exodus from Kashmir.
“We also take this opportunity to express our complete support to the BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi in the coming Parliamentary and J&K Assembly elections”, the meeting added.
It appointed Virender Raina, chairman, PAC of PK as the working president of Panun Kashmir with immediate effect.
Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo in his address to the media later referred to the ‘intent’ expressed by the successive Government, political parties, important public figures and the majority Muslim community of Kashmir that “Kashmir is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits”. He said that the intent expressed in the oft-repeated statement over the last three decades of exile of the Kashmiri Pandits need to be translated into reality in the political terms. As a first major step in this direction, the K P required to be made an integral and important part of the political and electoral process. This can be achieved by ensuring that the Pandits, are represented in the Parliament and the Assembly of the State, he added.