Tag Archives: J&K

Better concentrate on providing good governance to J&K: BJP to Omar

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BJP today hit back at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his dig at the party, saying he should concentrate on providing good governance in his state where even elected representatives are not “safe”. Abdullah had sarcastically said yesterday that he would not stop opposing BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi even if it meant going to Pakistan, in a reference to Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh’s controversial statement that Modi-baiters should go to Pakistan after elections. “What is our position on Giriraj Singh’s comments we have made it very clear,” BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said, underlining the party’s disassociation with his comments. “Abdullah should remember that going to Pakistan or criticising Modi are alright for him but what …

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Time is not Ripe for revocation of AFSPA: Azad

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Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday claimed that time is not ripe for the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from certain peaceful districts of the state. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of a function in the Super Speciality Hospital complex Azad said it is not appropriate on my part to comment on the assessment of the state Chief Minister. At the same time he said in my personal capacity all i can say is that time is not ripe for the revocation of AFSPA. He said elections are round the corner and Pakistan and militants will step up the activities. So we must be conscious. He said it is also true …

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Bring legislation to appoint Lokayukta: BJP

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BJP National Executive Member & J&K Chief Spokesperson Dr Jitendra Singh appealed today to the State coalition government to bring in a legislation in the next session of Legislative Assembly to appoint State Lokayukta. He said, with the Parliament almost unanimous on Lokpal bill and the National Conference also supporting it,this is a strange contradiction that for the State of Jammu & Kashmir which has been rated as among the three most corrupt States in the country, the same National Conference led government finds no need to appoint a Lokayukta. Dr Jitendra Singh observed,it is already too late considering the fact that most of the leading States of India already have a Lokayukta.While Maharashtra was the first State to introduce …

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NC will once again emerge victorious in 2014 assembly elections: Ajay Sadhotra

Minister for Planning and Development, Labour and Employment, Ajay Sadhotra today said that National Conference(NC) will once again emerge victorious in 2014 J&K state assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah thus further continuing its efforts of steering the state towards progress and prosperity. He was addressing a public meeting at Shama Chak in Marh block convened to listen to the public grievances. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that yesterday he visited several border villages in block Marh and took stock of situation arisen due to shelling by Pakistan. The state government has also prepared a comprehensive contingency plan to cope up with the situation, he added. He further said that people living close to …

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People in Kashmir want good Governance, few takers for Autonomy, Self Rule: Sham Lal

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Firebrand senior Congress Minister  Sham Lal Sharma Saturday claimed that there are few takers for Autonomy and Self Rule in Kashmir.Majority of people want is good governance but the same has not been delivered to them. Sharma, while addressing a gathering of prominent state lawyers here in Jammu club also maintained that by merely changing the nomenclature and naming one individual as Prime Minister  the whole of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be ’empowered’. Sharma’s observations came close on the heels of recent statement  made by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during his meeting with the delegation of European Union in Srinagar. During the meeting Omar had claimed that “While all the States acceded to Union of India and then merged …

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Omar expresses hope for positive outcome of Manmohan – Sharif talks

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J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday expressed the hope that the talks between Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and Pak Premier, Nawaz Sharief would prove fruitful for addressing all pending issues between the two countries amicably across the table. “Our eyes are presently at the summit room in New York where the two leaders will be talking”, he said. He said the recent terrorist attacks in Hiranagar and Samba were aimed at disrupting Manmohan Singh-Nawaz meet in New York. “We have observed that whenever the atmosphere for talks between the two countries is built and schedules are out in this regard, terrorist attacks or something most untoward is created to sabotage the talking process”, he said and showered praises over Dr. …

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BJP takes strong exception to Omar’s views, says he is trying to appease separatists

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BJP has taken strong exception to the views expressed by Omar Abdullah to the visiting delegation of EU Ambassadors that the integration of Jammu & Kashmir with the rest of India is under question mark and that there was only accession but no merger. BJP State President Jugal Kishore Sharma said in a statement that whatever Chief Minister saying is contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of India as well as that of J&K. He said that the document signed by Maharaja Hari Singh, while opting for India and not Pakistan, is the same which was signed by other more 550 princely states. He said that whatever documents were signed by Maharaja were similar that other princely states signed …

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I am not keen on becoming CM of J&K: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has set to rest all speculations over the issue of becoming Chief Minister of J&K once again. “I am happy working in the Centre and I am not keen on acquiring the Chief Minister’s chair here in the state. “I am not missing CM’s Chair. I am very happy in Delhi,Azad said in Srinagar on Wednesday. In response to a question on assuming the charge of Chief Minister in the state Azad made it clear by saying when I am getting an opportunity to work for the whole of India why should i run after the chair of CM of J&K state. He said as CM I would have got time to work in …

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