However, the grant of voting rights in Assembly polls to refugees from West Pakistan falls within the domain of the state government and it alone has the power to accept this demand, he said while addressing people who have migrated out of the border areas in the wake of Pakistani shelling in R S Pura sector this morning.
He said the days of present Omar Abdullah government are numbered and the BJP will soon come to power in the state. Shah said the BJP understands their pain and sufferings and have been with them.
He appreciated the people for staying along the borders since 1947 despite shelling by Pakistan from time to time. It is their feeling of patriotism which is keeping them on the borders and I salute you for having this feeling, he added.
Since Sunday night, two people have been injured in Pakistani shelling which spread to newer areas of Kanachak and Ramgarh apart from R S Pura and Arnia sectors.