20 June 2018
Withdrawal of support in Jammu and Kashmir : Another example of opportunistic and irresponsible attitude of BJP/RSS
The Socialist Party believes that a sudden decision by the BJP to withdraw support to the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir, of which it was a part for the last three and a half years, is another example of opportunistic and irresponsible character of the BJP/RSS. It has become clear from the BJP and RSS sources itself that the BJP has decided to take this decision to take advantage in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. This decision proves that the nationalism of BJP/RSS is a hollow slogan. The BJP/RSS uses the name of the nation to grab power and then consume power without accountability. In fact, by this decision the BJP/RSS has jeopardized the national interest and national security.
This opportunistic and irresponsible decision of the BJP can further worsen the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Consequently, the situation can affect India’s image internationally. Therefore, it is very important to have an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir in order to keep democratic processes and spirit alive.
After the withdrawal of the support by the BJP, the possibility of any other coalition government is not currently visible. Earlier experience shows that the governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be effective for a long time.
The Socialist Party demands that assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir be held as soon as possible. The Socialist Party appeals to PDP, National Conference, Congress and other small parties to raise demand for an early elections strongly.
Dr. Abhijit Vaidya