BJP Team Assessing Situation In J&K: Rajnath

BJP Team Assessing Situation In J&K: Rajnath

1 June 2012
Deccan Herald


Srinagar: Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh, who is leading the party’s study group comprising parliamentarians to Jammu and Kashmir, said on Friday that the aim of the visit is to understand the reasons for the alienation of the people of the state. “The study group has come here to try to understand the reasons why Kashmiris feel alienated and how the government is handling the situation,” a spokesperson of the BJP quoting Singh said. The study group will take stock of the situation and prepare a vision document to resolve the issues. “There has been talks of governance deficit in the state and we have come here to see what the issues of the common people are,” Rajnath added. The group, he said, will also assess the political situation in the state. “Though no formal invitations have been sent to anybody, the group is prepared to meet anybody who calls on it,” he added. Terming the report of New Delhi’s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir “ambiguous,” Singh, however said the BJP does not reject the report outright. “The Bharatiya Janata Party’s stand is that the problems of Kashmiris should be resolved within the limits of ‘Insaaf and Insaniyat’ as our leader, Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji stated in the past,” he added. The study group comprising MPs Rajnath Singh, J P Nadda, Avinash Rai Khanna and Basav Rai Patil reached Jammu on May 28 where they held discussions with people from diverse sections of society. In the wake of 2010 unrest, the BJP had constituted a team to prepare a “vision document” for finding a solution to the Kashmir issue.