Sham seeks clarification from BJP on stakeholders

Cong leader Sham Lal Sharma addressing BCC meeting at Akhnoor on Thursday.
Cong leader Sham Lal Sharma addressing BCC meeting at Akhnoor on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 8: Launching frontal attack on BJP at the Centre and BJP-PDP Coalition in the State for failure to contain Kashmir unrest, former Minister and PCC senior vice president Sham Lal Sharma today asked BJP leadership to clear its stand on the stakeholders.
Addressing meeting of Block Congress Committee Akhnoor today, Mr Sharma charged BJP for creation of chaos and anarchy like situation in Kashmir. He sought clarification from the BJP over the stakeholders who are to be engaged for any talks to resolve the ongoing situation. He said while `Coalition’ CM Mehbooba Mufti has told that stakeholders including Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan will be engaged for dialogue, mischievous silence of BJP over this added more confusion as well as exposed drift between two alliance partners.
Mr Sharma lambasted BJP for the betrayal of Jammu region and cautioned them to face popular resentment. He asserted how Jammu’s popular aspirations are being addressed by them, stood exposed during All Party delegation visit to Jammu, when they spent about two days in Kashmir but had two hours interval at Jammu, ignoring several public delegations.
He questioned those who are busy in disputing J&K state accession to Union of India, should answer if it was disputed then how Sheikh Abdullah become first head of the J&K Govt?
He stated that State’s accession to India is final and J&K is in integral part of India beyond any doubts or issue of any future talk by Central Govt. Mr Sharma said in 1975 accord which facilitated Late Sheikh Abdullah to return into power after comprehensive deliberations put to rest the issues like Plebiscite and Autonomy or Pre- 53 position as Sheikh Abdullah told even in UN Security Council about the finality of State accession to India. And now again BJP, if allows to dig out the grave yards, would mean sabotaging India’s sovereignty in the State, Mr Sharma maintained.
He urged upon Jammu intellectuals, youths, civil society to remain vigilant and work for uniting the Jammu people to reach consensus over the popular aspirations of their region being one of the major stakeholder of the State in any future dialogue.


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