Mew Delhi, Aug 26: After Jammu and Kashmir Governor defended communications blackout, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that Satya Pal Malik should be made the leader of BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I think the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir should be made the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) President for J&K because his behaviour as well as his statements are more like that of a BJP leader,” Chowdhury said.
Chowdhury said the way he talks doesn’t uphold the integrity of the constitutional office of Governor.
“Schools and colleges are closed in Jammu and Kashmir. People are not allowed to speak. Those who want to visit there are not being allowed to go to Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
His comments came a day after a delegation of opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi was stopped at Srinagar airport by the authorities and were sent back to Delhi.
Talking to media persons here after they were sent back by the administration of Jammu and Kashmir, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury had said they have written to District Magistrate of Budgam stating that their detention at Srinagar airport was ‘undemocratic and unconstitutional.’
The delegation comprising leaders of opposition parties like Congress, CPI, DMK, RJD, TMC, NCP, and JDS had gone to assess the ground realities days after the Centre abrogated Article 370.