We support the govt on its decisions on J&K, says CM
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister and the AAP's national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday supported the Central Government's move to scrap 370 of the Constitution, which granted special status to Kashmir. Union home minister Amit Shah moved the resolution in Parliament to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two centrally-administered union territories, a proposal protested by opposition parties. "We support the government on its decisions on J&K. We hope this will bring peace and development in the state," the Chief Minister tweeted soon after the resolution was moved.
Soon after the tweet, many reactions started to pour in as the Delhi Chief Minister voiced for the full-statehood but supported the Centre's decision to make Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh different union territories. Explaining the stand AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said, "Kashmir situation is 180 degree
opposite to that of Delhi. We cannot compare the Kashmir situation with that of Delhi and Puducherry. Two third of the original Kashmir is under the occupation of Pakistan and China. There were around 150 incidents of infiltration that occurred last year in Kashmir. We cannot compare a peaceful state with a disturbed border state. We have supported and opposed Central Govt based on issues. Whenever there is a national interest or a policy of public interest, we have supported it. When we feel a policy of Govt is anti-people we have opposed it. When PM Modi launched his flagship scheme of Swachha Bharat, we were the first
to support it. Delhi Government even launched WhatsApp number and helpline to support the scheme. We supported and participated in
Yoga Divas. However, we were the first one to oppose Demonization and termed it the biggest scam."