Opposition to corner NC-Cong Govt in Assembly

The Summer session of Jammu and Kashmir assembly, which begins Thursday, is expected to be stormy as opposition parties are preparing to corner the National Conference-Congress coalition government over varied issues.

Srinagar: The Summer session of Jammu and Kashmir assembly, which begins Thursday, is expected to bestormy as opposition parties are preparing to corner the
National Conference-Congress coalition government over varied
issues including law and order situation, alleged regional
discrimination and governance deficit.

"There are many issues which need to be discussed in
the coming session of the assembly with law and order
situation being one of them," president of main opposition
People`s Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti said.

She said her party had submitted several resolution on
matters of public importance but most of them were rejected.

"We had submitted a resolution for starting an
unconditional dialogue for addressing the Kashmir issue but
even that has been rejected," the PDP leader said.

She said the legislature party of PDP will meet soon
to devise a strategy for this session.

BJP, which is the second largest opposition party with
11 MLAs, has decided to press for its old demands like setting
up of a delimitation commission and "regional discrimination"
with Jammu and Ladakh regions of the state not being in the Centre`s eight-point package.
"The Jammu and Ladakh regions have been completely
ignored in the eight-point package by the Centre. While we are
not opposed to the Rs five lakh compensation to the kin of the
youth killed in the Valley, those killed in the Amarnath land
row agitation in Jammu have been ignored," senior BJP leader
Ashok Khajuria said.

Instead of paying compensation to the 17 youth killed
in summer of 2008, there are cases pending against them.

"When there is an attempt to do justice, it should be
done with all," he added.

Khajuria said the government was dragging its feet
over setting up the delimitation commission and his party will
plead the case in the house proceedings.

PTI

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