Srinagar: BJP Saturday made it clear that no statehood will be restored till ‘peace’ completely prevails in Kashmir. “Prime Minister and Home Minister have already made it clear on the floor of the House that Jammu and Kashmir won’t be given statehood back, till militancy is over in the Valley,” BJP Secretary for Jammu and Kashmir Ashok Koul said.
Koul told Kashmir News Trust that statehood will be restored and uninterrupted internet service will also be there when militants cease to exist and there will be ‘peace’ all across Kashmir Valley. “When everyone including us (BJP workers) will be able to roam freely, Jammu Kashmir will get its statehood back,” he said.
In response to a question, Koul said that regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir will come out like frogs when date for elections will be announced. “These parties boycotted ULB and Panchayat polls but contested Parliament elections. Let date for Assembly polls be declared, these parties will come out from their burrows like frogs,” Koul said.
He said political process will soon start in Jammu and Kashmir. KNT
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