March 3, 2015
Prof Saugata Roy’s intervention on the statement made by J&K CM | Transcript
In an Adjournment Motion, on the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister’s statement on Sunday, where he had thanked Pakistan, the militants and the Huriyat, for the conducive atmosphere created during J&K Assembly polls.
Yesterday, the Hon’ble Home Minister was kind enough to clarify that the Government of India did not associate with the views expressed by the Jammu and Kashmir CM.
But, where he had deferred? The Home Minister mentioned that he had spoken to the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister had informed him, that the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister had not told him about his views regarding Pakistan, and the Home Minister also said that the conducive atmosphere during the election was created by the armed forces, the Election Commission and the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
So, obviously, the statement of the Home Minister is at variance with that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister. It seems on the face of it we will accept the view of the Home Minister and it seems the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister is not telling the truth.
In such a case, we would like the Hon’ble Prime Minister to clear the air about such a sensitive issue coming from a newly elected Chief Minister of a state, which is a border sensitive state. And whether his views are endorsed by the Prime Minister and whether the Prime Minister was informed of the views of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, before taking a decision.