The Congress leader said, “I do not have faith in the BJP government. I don’t expect much from him either. Two years ago it had said that any Indian citizen can live in this union territory.
Baharampur (West Bengal). Prime Minister Narendra Modi By Jammu and Kashmir A day after holding talks with leaders of 14 political parties, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday said he would “watch and wait” instead of being immediately optimistic about an “overnight change” in the union territory. Talking to reporters at his residence here, Choudhary also said that the BJP-led central government had made many promises after the abrogation of Article 370, but nothing was done in it.
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The Congress leader said, “I do not have faith in the BJP government. I don’t expect much from him either. Two years ago it had said that any Indian citizen can live in this union territory. did that happen? The Brahmins (Kashmiri Pandits) are still scared to return to the Valley. Terrorist activities are also continuing unabated.” He also reminded that the Modi-Shah regime “had resolved to annex PoK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) two years ago, but it proved to be a hollow promise”. The West Bengal unit president of the Congress said that among the leaders who were called for Thursday’s meeting, many were put under house arrest after the abrogation of Article 370 and some were compared to separatists. “…so now they are bringing leaders from jails and allowing them to engage in talks. No one has forgotten that the leaders of this party (BJP) had compared some of them with separatist elements and called them members of certain gangs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a crucial meeting with 14 leaders, including four former chief ministers, to chalk out a future action plan in the union territory as part of the Centre’s first contact with the political leadership of Jammu and Kashmir after nearly two years. The Prime Minister, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, welcomed leaders of eight parties, including National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), BJP and Congress, at his residence. The Center had in August 2019 abolished the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
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When asked about the situation in Bengal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Choudhary expressed concern over the setting up of “fake vaccination camps” in Kolkata. He appealed to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to issue a statement in this matter, saying that “this incident may increase people’s hesitation about the vaccine”. A person organized vaccination camps in Kolkata where people were given fake vaccines. This person was later arrested. Choudhary said that the present provision for a chief minister or minister to be elected to the assembly in six months should be revised by the Center in view of the current pandemic and make it one year instead of six months. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had lost the Nandigram seat to her rival and BJP candidate Shubhendu Adhikari in the recent assembly elections and will have to contest a by-election to be elected to the House. Banerjee has said that she is keen to fulfill this constitutional requirement at the earliest. However, Trinamool Congress chief Banerjee has also challenged the Nandigram election result in the High Court.
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