Union home minister Amit Shah tore the Congress arguments of ‘no normalcy’ in Jammu and Kashmir and clearly gave facts and figures to show Congress was only found lacking in many of its claims
Bengaluru: Union home minister Amit Shah always comes prepared for any discussion on any matter in the Lok Sabha.
While he was at his fiery best in the debate related to CAB, today (December 10) he was unsparing in his attacks on Congress over prolonged detention of leaders and the situation in Kashmir.
He said, ““The situation in Kashmir valley is completely normal. I can’t make Congress’ condition normal, because they had predicted bloodshed after the abrogation of Article 370. Nothing of that sort happened… not one bullet was fired.”
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan who took on the government for detaining local leaders for an inordinately long time wondered as to how the condition would be normal when leaders were spending days in captivity. To this Amit Shah said it was the local administration which would take a call and the centre would not interfere in it. He also reminded the Congress about their role in jailing Farooq Abdullah’s father.
“We don’t want to keep them even a day extra in jail, when administration thinks it’s right time, political leaders will be released. Farooq Abdullah’s father was kept in jail for 11 years by Congress, we don’t want to follow them, as soon as the UT administration decides, they will be released,” the home minister added.
That was not all. The home minister was in a very combative mood indeed. He went on to give stats to claim that normalcy was back in Jammu and Kashmir. Congress leader Adhir was left embarrassed as the home minister gave out facts and figures.
He said, “99.5% students sat for exams there, but for Adhir Ranjan ji this is not normalcy, 7 lakh ppl availed OPD services in Srinagar, curfew, sec 144 removed from everywhere. But for Adhir ji the only parameter for normalcy is political activity. What about local body polls which were held?”
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