BJP- JK gives a counter reply to Omar Abdullah’s statement.By Arif Majeed
Srinagar, 04 Apr 2020
Bharatiya Janta Party’s general secretary (organization) Ashok Koul on Saturday said Jammu & Kashmir’s statehood would be restored when former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah would be able roam without security cover in Srinagar.
To a question about Omar Abdullah’s demand for restoration of statehood, Koul said they are not averse to restoration of J&K’s statehood when peace will return to the Union Territory.
“We also want restoration of statehood but it cannot be granted when there is violence, militancy and corruption in J&K,” he told the press.
Koul said return of peace in Jammu & Kashmir is must for restoration of its statehood. “We won’t have any objection to restoration of statehood when Omar Abdullah and other political leaders would be able to roam freely in Srinagar and Jammu,” he said. Omar on Saturday had tweeted that statehood should be restored and elections be held