J-K Minister Takes Dig At Speaking 'Musharraf's Language'
18 March 2007
Srinagar: Apparently taking a dig at the PDP, Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Education Minister and Congress leader Mangat Ram Sharma today said those speaking 'Musharraf's language' would be fought unitedly by the people.Speaking at a function to commemorate the birth anniversary of famous Dogra general Zorawar Singh at Reasi in Udhampur district, Sharma said, 'those who are speaking the language of Musharraf ... The people will fight them unitedly.' Sharma's reference were apparently to PDP's demands for phased withdrawal of troops from Jammu and Kashmir and Armed Forces Special Powers Act. He said the best tribute to General Zorawar Singh would be to take a vow to defend the state and foil the nefarious designs of the enemies of the country. Jammu and Kashmir has been a proud part of India and will remain so notwithstanding the machinations of disruptive and communal forces, he said. The Minister also referred to the decisions taken by Ghulam Nabi Azad-led government in the state and said the carving out of eight districts - four in Jammu and four in Kashmir - was a significant step in satisfying the demands of the people. 'From April 1, you will have your own district headquarters in Reasi,' he said amidst applause. He also complimented Governor S K Sinha for the project of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence. Sharma said he had visited Mata Vaishno Devi University for the first time and was impressed to see the dream campus.