Days ahead to be prosperous for J&K: BJP

BJP General Secretary Ashok Kaul addressing press conference in Srinagar on Saturday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
BJP General Secretary Ashok Kaul addressing press conference in Srinagar on Saturday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 25: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) today said that Kashmir has suffered a lot in last 30 years and that the coming days were going to be full of prosperity and development for the people.
Speaking to the reporters on the sidelines of a book launch here, BJP’s State General Secretary, Ashok Kaul said that while Kashmir has suffered in past, these six months do not make any difference.

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“We are carrying on with a hope that coming days are going to be prosperous in J&K,” he said, adding that once the situation returns to the normal, the statehood will be accorded back to the J&K.
He also said that the process of releasing those who are under detention has already started. “People have been released from various prisons across the country; and the political leaders are also being released,” he said, adding that only few political leaders are now under detention.
He said that the party believes that all the detained political leaders must be released and allowed to carry out their political activities. “Same is being done slowly and they will be all out in some time,” he said.
Kaul said that BJP wants J&K full of development without any kind of corruption that has been happening here over the period of so many years. “The days of corruption are gone now; people have to work for the welfare of the common masses,” he said.
Commenting over the recent outreach program by the Centre, Kaul said that the initiative was aimed at kick-starting the developmental works that were stuck here and there.
“Over the period of so many years, a lot more has happened, loss of lives, loss of property, the institutions were made defunct, we are committed to put everything on the positive line and that is surely going to take some time; centre’s outreach program was a part of the same thinking,” he said.