BJP’s Claims Baseless: Rasheed, ‘State Suffering on Account of IWT’



AIP chief and MLA Langate Er Rasheed Sunday reacted sharply to BJP spokesman’s statement that Kashmir needs Indian industrialists and said that revelations proved contradictions within the coalition government.

Addressing public gatherings at Khahipora and Chogal in Handwara Sunday he said BJP’s claims that valley has limited resources are baseless and it should return back the power projects, allow tourist sectors in border areas to flourish and allow the state to use its other resources independently and compensate the losses state has been suffering on account of Indus-Water Treaty.

“If it happens J&K can have much better economy than any other Indian state and will not need to go with a begging bowl, Rasheed said.

If BJP is so concerned let it allow access to Kashmiri fruit to Central Asia and European markets via Muzzaffarabad rather than lying that Kashmiris don’t have resources, he said in a statement issued here.

Speaking on the occasion, Rasheed rejected the claims that in composite townships Muslims and Sikhs will also be settled. He said, “If government makes claims that situation has returned to normalcy in Kashmir, then why should it still insist for composite townships, unless there is not a hidden agenda behind it.”


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