BJP leaders in J&K have started talking of having a conciliatory approach on Article 370 and AFSPA.
Speaking to the Express: Avinash Rai Khanna discusses the delay in forming a government with the PDP.
Behind PDP noise, a softening on core issues; for every BJP climbdown, a workable defence.
PDP leadership is unwilling to “both compromise or be seen as compromising” on Art. 370, AFSPA and Western Pakistan refugees.
The parties have also discussed transfer of NHPC’s projects to J-K, and initiating talks with Islamabad over Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
He attacked Narendra Modi government, questioning its silence over promise to remove Article 370
Governor N N Vohra on Friday sent separate letters to the PDP and BJP, inviting them for discussions on forming the government.
All eyes are on the PDP to come up with its decision on government formation in the state.
He also cited the 2010 summer unrest and no progress in repealing AFSPA as a few regrets during his rule.
Jaitley accused Pakistan of working towards separating the state from India.
Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said: “Article 44 of the Constitution mandates that we should have a common civil code.”
“As a Kashmiri, I want to know what the PM wants to do with Article 370 and what is the agenda,” said Omar.
PDP has pledged it will strengthen Article 370 if it wins the elections.
Modi woos J&K, makes no mention of Article 370.
The BJP is faced with a serious dilemma on this issue.