Kashmiris are happy, Valley on road to progress, says J P Nadda

KASHMIR : BJP national working president J P Nadda blamed the first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru for the sufferings of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, alleging that it was the consequence of the Article 370.

Nadda was speaking on scrapping of article 370 at an event, ‘One Country, One Constitution’, in Chandigarh.

“Prior to implementation of Peoples Representation Act in J&K when the elections were held, under pressure from Sheikh Abdullah, Jawahar Lal Nehru had the nomination papers of most of Prajapati Parishad rejected and hence all 75 MLAs were from one party,” Nadda said.

“Taking advantage of this Sheikh Abdullah termed the Vidhan Sabha as Constituent Assembly. This was opposed and 15,000 people courted arrest. Subsequently, Nehru and Abdullah entered into the Delhi accord which was neither signed nor constitutional. This provided for a separate constitution for J&K. Any law of India will only be applicable after J&K assembly passes it. This bred terrorism,” he alleged.

“Today the dream of One India, One constitution is fulfilled. Jammu and Kashmir is now on the road to progress. Two AIIMS are being constructed there. Moreover, the Barawals, Gujjars, Valmikis and others will also get their rights now. Women will also have the freedom to marry as per their choice, without the fear of losing their property rights,” Nadda said