Decisions taken from New Delhi, State BJP clueless: former MLA
Ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) appears to be worried about the significant development in the political scenario of the Jammu and Kashmir, after IAS Topper Shah Faisal tendered resignation in pursuance to join mainstream politics.
Observing trending image of Shah Faisal among youth, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP in an apparent attempt to stop this crusade of young politicians, has reportedly deputed BJP man, Satya Pal Malik, the governor of Jammu and Kashmir to negotiate with the IAS Topper without any conditions.
Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that Faisal continues to be a government officer as his resignation has not yet accepted and he could be posted in the state to help ameliorate poverty and create job opportunities for youths.
He said, “As far as his feelings about Kashmiris are concerned, in case he would continue his service as an IAS officer, he could be posted in the region for extending his fullest support in ameliorating poverty and creating job opportunities for the youths of the Valley so that people would be prosperous and lead a better life.”.
Senior BJP leader wishing not to be named, said that the party (BJP) is compromising with its basic ideology by stooping infront of a person who has overtly shamed nation and accused it of “unabated killings in Kashmir”, the Centre’s alleged lack of political initiative in the state and “marginalisation of Indian Muslims”.
“How can you stoop infront a person, who dares to lob allegations against its own country. He has been appointed to the coveted post by Congress to woo Kashmiris during 2008-2009 land row protests and now the same person is shaming our nation with impunity,” said BJP leader, adding that unfortunately for the sake fo few votes in Kashmir, which is not possible although, the saffron party is showing soft corner to it as well.
When asked about stand of state leadership on the issue, BJP leader and former MLA said that since 2014, state leadership was never taken into confidence in regard to any issue pertaining to politics of Jammu and Kashmir. “At times we have to face media embarassment, because most of the major decisions were taken by the centre without even knowledge of J&K BJP, forget about consultation,” he said.
The young officer who was on study leave said that he had resigned to protest against “unabated killings in Kashmir, the marginalisation of Muslims and subversion of public institutions” by the government at the centre.
“I wish to remind the regime of the day that subversion of public institutions like RBI, CBI and NIA has the potential to decimate the Constitutional edifice of this Country and it needs to be stopped. I wish to reiterate that voices of reason in this country cannot be muzzled for long and the environment of siege will need to end if we wish to usher in true democracy,” he stated while announcing his decision to resign.