Ladakh MP gets PMs praise for LS speech on Art 370

first_imgNew Delhi: Till Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Ladakh, didn’t make a firing speech in Lok Sabha while participating in the debate on a government move to scrap the special status enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, only a few were knowing about the political acumen of the young parliamentarian.After the remarkable speech, the whole world came to know about the political capabilities of the 34-year-old parliamentarian who celebrated his birthday on August 4. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Namgyal’s speech in Lok Sabha, which earned the praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was also hailed by most of the parliamentarians, including the members of Opposition leaders. PM Modi in a tweet said, “My young friend, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, who is MP from Ladakh, delivered an outstanding speech in the Lok Sabha while discussing key bills on J&K. He coherently presents the aspirations of our sisters and brothers from Ladakh. It is a must-hear!” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThough the young parliamentarian’s speech was mainly focused on the key issues such as education, employment, development, etc., the BJP MP attacked the Congress and past state governments and accused them of discriminating against the people of Ladakh in giving government jobs. Hailing the government move to grant Union Territory status to Ladakh, Namgyal said, “We have been demanding it for the last 70 years. Presentations were given to the then PM Jawaharlal Nehru. It became possible just because of PM Modi. Modi hai to sabkuch mumkin hai (Modi will make everything possible).” Attacking the Kashmir-centric J&K National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party, Namgyal said, “Members of two families are still intoxicated and think that Kashmir is their father’s property.” Here, the two families refer to the Muftis and Abdullahs whose members have been chief ministers of the state for most of the time. In his speech, Namgyal said, “Since yesterday, everyone has been talking about equality, saying that if Article 370 is removed, equality will cease to exist. I want to ask why is it that in the past when funds were collected for the development of entire J&K, the entire amount for Ladakh was transferred to Kashmir. Is this your equality?” “Where was the equality, when Ladakh didn’t get any Central university prior to PM Modi coming into power. No development has taken place in Ladakh when it was the part of J&K. We had requested previous governments to make Ladakh a part of Punjab, but not J&K,” Namgyal. The Ladakh parliamentarian further said, “In the Lok Sabha election, the people of Leh, Ladakh and Kargil voted for a Union territory. When the then Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the region, majority of the people said they want Ladakh to be made a Union territory.” Blaming Congress of discriminating Ladakh, Namgyal said, “When Ghulam Nabi Azad was the chief minister in 2008, his government created eight new districts in J&K. Four were for Kashmir and the people of Jammu fought for an equal number, but Ladakh got nothing. Is this your equality?”last_img

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