Srinagar, July 03: Member Parliament National Conference Retired Justice Hasnian Masoodi Friday claimed that BJP leaders have realized that nothing has been achieved by August 5 decisions instead the things have gone to the worst.
“BJP leaders at different levels have realized that August 5 decisions were not in the interest of the country or J&K. BJP General Secretary’s statement also reflects that August 5 decisions were not in the interest of the country because nothing has been achieved,” Masoodi told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS).
He was reacting to BJP National General Secretary, Ram Madhav, who said that his party supported the idea of restoring full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir.
“We stand for restoration of status which was on August 4, then after to restore autonomy as per Delhi agreement. Statehood is not our aim and objective neither it satisfies political aspiration of people of J&K. BJP has to introspect how things have gone to worst because of misadventure of August 5,” the NC MP claimed.
He said things have gone backwards in Kashmir. “Peace is still an issue. Every day one or two encounters take place, which was not before August 5,” Hasnian added.
Madhav has said, “BJP’s Jammu & Kashmir unit is of the opinion that statehood should be given back when the time is favourable. We want J&K to be restored to a full state’s status. Home Minister Amit Shah himself said while granting UT status that work would be done to get full statehood back very soon. The Assembly is yet to be constituted and delimitation for UT is pending,” he said.(KINS)