SRINAGAR: The BJP’s national general secretary Ram Madhav said at the party’s all-India meet in Delhi on Monday that the use of pellet guns should be minimized as the situation has improved to a large extent since the 2016 uprising, Kashmir Reader has learnt.
Party sources told Kashmir Reader that Madhav, who mostly talked about the Kashmir situation, said that stone-pelting incidents compared to last year have reduced by 80 percent and there is a need to the minimize the use of pellet guns in Kashmir Valley.
“Madhav ji informed Amit ji and Modi ji that the concerted moves by the government have shattered terror groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba and NIA raids have helped to tighten the noose over terror funding agencies. He also said that the situation has improved to a large extent, and it will only take six months to make the region peaceful again,” a BJP source said.
Madhav made these assertions at the BJP’s two-day national executive meeting which was inaugurated by party president Amit Shah on Sunday. The meeting is being attended by the party’s office-bearers, state chiefs and organisational leaders to finalise agenda items, including resolutions, which the national executive will discuss. Three CMs, six Deputy CMs, 232 state ministers, 1,500 MLAs and 334 MPs were present at the BJP meeting on Monday. All legislators and top functionaries from the BJP’s J&K state unit attended the meeting, sources said, and most of them have now left back for home.
Regarding talks with the pro-freedom camp, sources said, Madhav pushed for dialogue under the ambit of the Indian Constitution.
“He informed the members that the party can hold talks with anyone who wishes to talk within the ambit of the Indian Constitution,” a source said. “There was no discussion per se about NIA raids in Kashmir because it is believed that it is doing its work professionally.”