Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the saffron party stands for respect to the Supreme Court (SC) judgment on Article 35 A and hoped that all concerned would respect the top court’s verdict on the issue.
The party also ruled out the possibility of formation of any new government in Jammu and Kashmir after Amarnath Yatra this year.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), BJP’s State Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul said, “BJP stands for respect to verdict of the Supreme Court on Article 35 A and hoped that all concerned would also accept the judgment of the top court of the country over this issue.”
Saying that the matter related to Article 35 A is sub judice, Koul, when asked to comment on reports about Governor N N Vohra writing to central government for deferment of the case, said, “Governor is working in his own way. I have also come through news reports about governor writing to central government for deferment of Article 35 A case but I can only say about BJP’s stand over this issue which calls for respect to Supreme Court judgment.”
He also expressed surprise over the congress party’s ‘jail Bharo’ threat over Article 35A and said, “a national party showing disrespect to the judgment of the top court in itself shows the intents of the party about the court judgments.”
Trashing reports about the possibility of formation of new government in Jammu and Kashmir, Koul said, “Reports about BJP forming a new government with dissidents are totally baseless. We have to nothing to do with the dissidents of PDP and internal dissent within the PDP.”
He also expressed his dismay over the remark of PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti in which she claimed to have consumed a cup of poison by allying with BJP and said “disrespect to the public mandate and demands of the ally is not good for the health of any coalition.”
He also said that BJP’s National President Amit Shah has publicly narrated the reasons for party’s pull out from Mehbooba government.
(with inputs from KNS)