Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Koul said BJP feels that all political leaders taken into preventive custody after August 5, 2019 should be released conditionally. “We feel all politicians should be allowed to walk free once they assured of not fanning trouble on Article 370. If they don’t mend their ways, then authorities should not shy from keeping them into jail”, he said.
BJP leader reiterated its party stand over Kashmir and termed it an “integral” part of India. “J&K is integral part of India. Political parties should be united over one issue. If one rake up Article 370, second statehood, third domicile and others so and so, how it is possible that every stakeholders will be taken into account”, Koul said.
When asked how much time is needed for formation of an elected government in J&K, Koul said that once delimitation process is ended up, elections for legislative assembly will be held accordingly. He added Election Commission of India has kicked off the process and soon any concrete result will come out.
Koul who was on visit to south Kashmir’s tourist destination Pahalgam, told KNS that the aim of visiting here is to boost the morale of BJP cadres who have been kept here for security purpose.
“We have discussed the ongoing political and security situation with administration and urged them to provide adequate security to all political workers”, he asserted.
When asked about rise in resignations of BJP workers after suspected militants killed few Panchs and Sarpanchs during past couple of weeks, Koul claimed that the morale of BJP workers are up. Our cadre organized four programs on August 5, in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district which vindicates killings will not deter BJP cadres from taking the mission of party to its conclusion.
He said party is hopeful that new Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will take forward the mission of his predecessor GC Murmu.
“We hope new LG will ensure implementation of centrally sponsored schemes on ground so that people will come to know what kind of development BJP assured to J&K?”, Koul said.
He also urged UT administration to take tough action against those 500 employees involved in corruption, militancy and separatism.