Amarnath Board has surrendered to NC govt: BJP



Jammu: Alleging blatant politicisation of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, BJP on Monday accused the SASB of surrendering its autonomous character to serve the political interests of NC-led government in Jammu and Kashmir.

"There is blatant politicisation of SASB....The Board has surrendered its autonomous character to serve the political interests of the NC-led government," BJP chief spokesperson Jitendra Singh told reporters here.

He objected to curtailing the duration of Amarnath Yatra to just 39 days this year, saying there was no rationale behind the decision.

Singh also demanded reconstitution of the Shrine Board.

He questioned the stand of the Congress party, which is a coalition partner in the government, and asked why its leaders were observing "convenient silence" on such a crucial issue.

PTI