New Delhi: The Modi government has taken an initiative to enhance the political process in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir again. An important meeting led by PM Modi was held on Thursday which was attended by several senior leaders of Jammu and Kashmir. Former Union minister P Chidambaram's reaction to the meeting has now surfaced in which he criticized the Centre's policy.
Congress and other J&K parties and leaders want Statehood first and Elections afterward.? P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) June 25, 2021
Government?s response is Elections first and Statehood later.
Former Union Minister P Chidambaram wrote in his tweet that congress and other political parties in Jammu and Kashmir want full statehood first and after elections. But the central government's stand is that elections are first and full statehood later. P Chidambaram wrote in his tweet that it is the horse that pulls the car. Only one state should hold elections, only then elections will be held fair and freely. Why does the central government want to put the car forward and put the horse behind? It's bizarre.
In a meeting held on Thursday, politicians from Jammu and Kashmir demanded before the Central government that elections be held in the state, full statehood should be returned. Several political parties also called for the withdrawal of the Section 370 verdict. The Central Government has asked all political parties to help in the delimitation process, as elections are the next step after that. However, with regard to full statehood, the Centre has said that it must be given to Jammu and Kashmir, but it will be given at the appropriate time. Delimitation and election are essential for full statehood.