After Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi Readying For “Decorative” Chief Minister

by Umar Mukhtar

SRINAGAR: Kashmir political leaders have taken a dig at the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the BJP government at the centre is all set to amend the National Capital Territory of Delhi Amendment Act 1991. The amendment will result in giving additional powers to Delhi Lieutenant Governor, thus reducing the influence of the present AAP government in decision making.

The Central government has proposed to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Amendment Bill, 2020 (GNCTD). The bill calls for an amendment of the GNCTD Act 1991, “to bring ease in implementation of certain provisions of the Act.”

Earlier when on August 5, a bill was introduced regarding the downgrading of the Jammu and Kashmir state into two union territories, Kejriwal came in support of the centre and hailed the move. “We support the government on its decision on Jammu and Kashmir. We hope this will bring peace and development in the state,” Kejriwal tweeted then.

Now the Kashmir politicians have reacted to the development. “Ah. Mr Kejriwal to be disempowered. What u supported me Kejriwal was people-less J&K. Now u will hopefully be an ornamental piece of a decorative item in the Delhi government. The same way u supported people of J and K to b ornamental pieces,” tweeted JKPC chairman, Sajad Lone.

Omar Abdullah the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister also took a dig at the Kejriwal. He tweeted, “When they came for us on 5th Aug 2019 AAP happily supported the BJP in the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha. Let’s see AAP support this piece of legislation now!”

Kashmiri politicians have maintained throughout that the Kashmir operation of August 5, 2019 was experimentation to play with the federal structure of India. However, their arguments were not heard from their jails and detention centres. Now Delhi emerges as the second major state that is facing the same intervention


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