JK News Today
Jammu, February 03:

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring a bill to restore statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, as its bifurcation into the two union territories was illogical.

Participating in a discussion on motion of thanks on President’s address to the joint session of Parliament , Azad ,who also is leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha , said
he fails to understand the rationale for bifurcating the state into union territories.

“I have heard Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s speeches, the then home minister’s and several BJP MPs, but I have never heard them demand that the state should be bifurcated. I can understand and I support a UT status for Leh. The government could have done that, but the state should be left untouched,” he said.

While the government has been claiming that the law and order has improved and terror activities in the Valley have come down, the Congress leader said it was a wrong claim. “Law and order in the in the state was much better before, militancy was at its lowest and developmental works were very good when there was a state government, no matter which government was in power,” he said.