Rahul Gandhi claims BJP; RSS have broken composite culture of J&K
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has urged the central government to restore statehood and has accused BJP government of breaking the composite culture of the erstwhile state.
However he remained silent on the restoration of special status as during his visit to Kashmir also he demanded only restoration of statehood.
“I am feeling sad that the BJP and the RSS are trying to break the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir. This makes you weak,” he was quoted by the media saying so in Jammu.
According to the outlook in its news report on the visit of Rahul Gandhi to Jammu he has quoted him saying that BJP took away the statehood of J&K which has made the people of the Union Territory economically weak.
He said the government should restore the statehood of J&K.
The Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is currently on a two-day visit to Jammu.
He described his J&K visit as homecoming, since he said his family has a long relationship with Kashmir.
He said Congress during its tenure implemented various welfare schemes for the Kashmiri Pandit community, however the present ruling dispensation has not done much for the community.
Earlier,senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during his address to the party workers criticised the government’s claim on the J&K’s development.
Azad said no development was done in J&K in the past seven years.
Azad said the government has weakened the people of Jammu through various orders.
He also criticized the government’s decision to cancel 150 year-long practice of ‘Darbarmove’, saying the decision will impact Jammu adversely.
With inputs from Outlook