All major indicators of rural demand — sales of FMCG, and of tractors and two-wheelers as well as a decline in real wages, suggest the situation has only worsened since the beginning of the financial year 2019-20.
Buoyant after the recent Assembly election results which didn’t give the BJP the results it expected, the Opposition is gearing up to take on the government over the economic slow-down, unemployment and farm distress, apart from Kashmir.
Describing the revocation of special status as the “removal of the soul from the body”, Shah said, “We are at least within our homes, look at how they are preparing the MLA hostel for moving those held at SKICC. The windows are being blocked with plyboard sheets. Is this how you keep human beings?”
Both Suraya Matto and Safiya Abdullah Khan were among a dozen women taken into preventive custody by police after they assembled at Partap Park and started protesting over Central government’s decision to end the state's special status.
The political mechanism currently under discussion is likely to involve second-rung leaders from regional parties in the Valley to form a political council that can initiate dialogue with people and assuage their fears in the wake of the August 5 decisions.
A day after he was allowed to move out of the house nearly two months after the dilution of Article 370, Devender Singh Rana had on Thursday asked Governor Malik to allow their delegation to meet party president and vice president so as to decide their future course of action.
Srinagar, Feb 18 (ANI): Condemning the JNU row, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) Patron Farooq Abdullah said that the scuffle between lawyers and students outside the Patiala House Court is an attack on India’s democracy. Farooq added that the entire JNU row has been exaggerated and the Vice Chancellor should have handled it himself. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav accused the Delhi Police for being a mere spectator in the JNU row, alleging that they are acting on behalf of the Centre.
Jammu, Jan 17 (ANI): National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that delay in government formation in Jammu and Kashmir is bad for the state as it is a border state. He further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should form the government as they had mandate in the assembly elections.