05 August 2019
New Delhi: So after Union Home Minister Amit Shah today introduced in Rajya Sabha the resolution to scrap Articles 370 and 35A for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and also the bifurcation of J&K, Jammu & Kashmir now a union territory with legislature and Ladakh another union territory with no legislature, Odisha’s regional party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today backed it up.
Senior BJD Rajya Sabha Member Prasanna Acharya in his statement in the Upper House of the Parliament said, “When an Indian is unable to purchase or own land in Jammu and Kashmir, how could we claim that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. I would like to thank the Home Minister as Jammu and Kashmir became in real term an integral part of India today only, today only.”
“So, Sir (Speaker in the Chair), I support this resolution. My party the Biju Janata Dal supports this resolution. We are a regional party. But, for us nation is first. Integrity, safety and security of India is first. We are a regional party. We have our regional aspirations. But for us, our motherland, Bharat Mata is top most. Therefore Sir, I support this resolution.”