Chandrababu Naidu condemns dissolution of J-K assembly

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir assembly is the “epitome of fascist acts” of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders at the Centre.

“We strongly condemn the dissolution of Jammu and Kashmir assembly before completion of its tenure. It is undemocratic and anti-constitutional. This is against the federal spirit. It is an evidence of Bharatiya Janata Party dictatorial and feudal acts. The entire nation, all political parties, mass organisations should condemn the act in unison,” he said.

Training his guns against Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, Naidu said the latter should have at least considered People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mehbooba Mufti’s request to form the government instead of dissolving the assembly.

Substantiating his point further, he asserted, “The hand of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders at the center is evident in events like Fax machine not working in the Raj Bhavan, governor etc. It seems as if the Raj Bhavan did not maintain its dignity.”

“Bharatiya Janata Party withdrew its support within 26 months, imposing governor rule immediately, dissolving of assembly even before the statutory limit of six months, prove the power greediness of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party government is spoiling the center state relations and is acting against the federal spirit, blatantly ignoring the recommendations of Sarkaria commission and Poonch committee,” he added.

Alleging that the central government does not stay put on the things it says, Naidu added, “On one hand they (BJP) speak of the spirit of team India, but on the other hand they violate the federal spirit. Is it the spirit of team India to destroy the people elected government? Is it team India or blame India? Bharatiya Janata Party is spoiling the good name of India as the world’s biggest democracy. They are destroying the sanctity of our constitution.”

Naidu strongly asserted that the BJP will be taught a lesson in the upcoming elections by the people of India.

Malik dissolved the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday shortly after Mufti wrote a letter to him staking claim to form the government in alliance with the Congress and National Conference.