Congress should clear stand on AFSPA: BJP

Accusing Congress of "double speak" over revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP said it should clear its stand on the issue.

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2011, 20:03 PM IST

Jammu: Accusing Congress of "double speak"
over revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu
and Kashmir, BJP on Saturday said it should clear its stand on the
issue.
"Congress is engaged in double speak on removal of AFSPA.
They say one thing on it in New Delhi and another in Jammu and
Kashmir. There is need for Congress to come clear on it," BJP
Mahila Morcha national president Smriti Irani told reporters
here.

"As a responsible political party, Congress should
clear its stand on AFSPA," she said.

Irani condemned Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s proposal
to withdraw AFSPA in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir and
expressed surprise over Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi
Azad`s statement supporting his stand.
She said instead of meddling in the affairs of JK, Azad
should concentrate on deaths taking place in government
hospitals in West Bengal.

Irani questioned why Omar is not cutting down salaries of
himself and his ministers instead of declaring fixed salary
policy for new recruits in the state on the pretext of
financial crunch.

In Ghaziabad, Irani criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati and her Delhi counterpart Sheila Dikshit for
the "deplorable" security condition of women in their states.

"UP and Delhi are governed by women chief ministers yet
the security situation of women have become from bad to
worse...," the BJP leader alleged.

Irani was talking to journalists after a function of the
party`s woman-wing here.

She also asserted that women will be allocated tickets in
the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls on priority basis. PTI In Ghaziabad, Irani criticised Uttar Pradesh ChiefMinister Mayawati and her Delhi counterpart Sheila Dikshit for the "deplorable" security condition of women in their states.

"UP and Delhi are governed by women chief ministers yet the security situation of women have become from bad to worse...," the BJP leader alleged.

Irani was talking to journalists after a function of the party`s woman-wing here.

She also asserted that women will be allocated tickets in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls on priority basis.

PTI