Senior leader of the Congress party, Ghulam Nabi Azad accused the Modi government of misleading the country regarding normalcy of the situation in Jammu & Kashmir.
The visit of 36 Central Ministers to Jammu & Kashmir, while no Opposition member has been allowed to go to the state indicate that the situation is far from normal. Azad said that it important that the people of Jammu & Kashmir should be statisfied, rather than people elsewhere. He said that things have remained unchanged in Jammu & Kashmir and the situation has gone from bad to worst. He said that since the abrogation of Article 370 no development work has taken place in the state, contrary to the assurance by Modi governemnt that this would usher in development of the state.
Azad also said that around 40 percent of the industries in Jammu & Kashmir remain closed and business has virtually come to a halt because of the volatile situation.
The Modi governemnt has sent 36 Central Ministers to Jammu & Kashmir as a part of massive outreach programme. The move came six months after the Centre scrapped the special staus of Jammu & Kashmir and bifurcated the state.