Srinagar: Former Chief Minister J&K and Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has asked the Government of India to bring restoration of statehood in J&K bill in parliament.
"Scrapping of Article 370 was done unilaterally and the state was downgraded. The Prime Minister, Home Minister have promised that statehood would be restored in J&K. This is the time to bring a bill in Parliament regarding restoration of statehood in J&K," he said during his speech in a virtual meeting of All Parties.
"DDC and Panchayat elections were held recently. Now they should have no excuses to grant statehood to J&K.
He asked the Government of India to give power to the elected representatives and said that it is not good to give unlimited power to officers in a place which has borders with China and Pakistan where the situation is bad there.
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