Abdul Rahim Rather also targeted state Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu saying, “Drabu termed Article 370 as obstructionist which is the same language used by the BJP and the RSS.”
The resolution talks about safeguarding the special position of the state, but the Opposition termed it vague. The Opposition urged the government to make its own GST law — like it had done for VAT.
“There is no devious game plan, we want a sense of the house and communicate it to the government of India for implementing GST while safeguarding the special status of the state,” Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu assured.
The core group said “the PDP-BJP government in the state is working according to a pre-meditated plan to disempower the state and trample upon the aspirations of the people,” party spokesman said.
Hitting out at Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu’s statement that the state Assembly was likely to pass the GST bill by July 6, NC leader Abdul Rahim Rather asked if the government had made up its mind, “what is the fun of calling a special session of the legislature”.
Calling for an end to border tensions, the National Conference has urged political parties not to turn the Line of Control into a political theater.
Accusing the BJP ministers of leaving the people of Jammu in the scorching heat without electricity, Mahila congress activist said that BJP leaders were enjoying the pleasant weather of Kashmir.
BJP leader Satpal Sharma said he agreed with the opposition parties that the implementation of the proposals should not take place while the House was still in discussions about the budget.
BJP spokesperson in Valley, Khalid Jehangir asked National Conference to give up mainstream politics and join the separatist camp.
The party said it was the state government’s moral obligation to make amendments to RPC on the beef ban issue as failure to do so would impinge on religious beliefs of the people.
“This government has divided people in the name of religion and region. They are trying to disrupt the communal harmony in the state which was well-preserved for decades,” the NC leader said.
NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu expressed grief over “the tragic loss of an innocent life” and expressed concern over those civilians who have been injured in the clashes.
In protest against the marshaling out of the opposition legislators, other NC and Congress MLAs stood on their seats.
Of six seats that went to polls, PDP, BJP and NC won two each, the results announced Monday showed.
NC MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone pointed out that militants had tried to scuffle the polls but the people defied the boycott calls.