Seeking a "historical audit" of leaders who committed "blunders" in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP today said the "biggest deficit" the state suffered was that it did not get "honest governance".
"The biggest problem of Jammu and Kashmir is that it has not got honest governance, it may be anybody’s regime. The people have suffered the most. Good governance is the biggest deficit of Jammu and Kashmir," BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said at a seminar on 'Reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir' organised by Panun Kashmir.
Prasad said there should be a "historical audit" of leaders who committed the "blunders" as future generations need to know what happened when and why.
"The country needs to understand Sardar Patel better. There were 554 kingdoms in the country. Patel took care of 553 and there is no problem with any of those. (Jawaharlal) Nehru looked after one saying that he is from Kashmir, we are still paying for that," he said.
National Panthers Party president Bhim Singh demanded immediate rehabilitation of Kahsmiri Pandits, who had to leave the state following militancy, and political reorganisation of Kashmir.
"Re-organisation of Jammu and Kashmir is the only way forward. I want to ask Parliament that why has it disempowered itself from making any laws on Kashmir," he said.
Former Congress MLA from Ladakh T Samhel demanded Union Territory status for Ladakh and that it be delinked from the political organisation of Jammu and Kashmir.
Political analyst Hari Om accused the Centre "of putting all the eggs in the separatists' basket" and subjecting the minorities to "Jihadi servitude" in the state.
Panun Kashmir Chairperson Ajay Chrungoo accused successive governments of neglecting the plight of Kashmiri Pandits.
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