Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. The government has no objection to hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

He said it in a reply to a debate on the statutory resolution for the promulgation of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir,

Refuting the charges that the present NDA Government is responsible for creating a feeling of alienation among Kashmiris, Rajnath Singh said seeds of this were sown at the time of Independence when the country was partitioned.

Home minister said said even after Independence no efforts were made to  mitigate this feeling of alienation

Initiating a debate Cong leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the security situation has worsened and  there is total alienation of the people in the state.

Azad accused BJP of trying to break National Conference (NC), PDP and Congress in the state

He   held BJP responsible for “100 per cent alienation” in the state alleging the government has brought this in the culture of state administration  on how many Hindu or Muslim officials are appointed by them.

Leader of the House Arun Jaitley  in his reply said it was the policies of the Congress  govts’  over the last 70 years that had led to the present state in the Valley.

Jaitley said the first free and fair polls in Kashmir was held in 1977 under Morarji Desai ji when Cong was routed out at Centre

Arun Jaitley said, “Congress ruled Jammu and Kashmir using undemocratic means and the party had manipulated the election processes in the state to stay in power .

He said  Congress’ mistakes are hurting Kashmir, not the recent rule of the BJP

Jaitley said Cong ruled the state and now  saying People are alienated”.

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