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BJP refutes allegations; says Apex Body, KDA misleading people

KARGIL: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticized the Apex Body and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) for misleading the people of Ladakh region for their vested interests.

Talking to reporters here, Hassan Pasha, media incharge BJP outrightly rejected the allegations of the leaders of Apex Body and KDA and said they are baseless and misleading. He said their statement that despite providing all support to BJP it failed to fulfill the aspirations of the people of Ladakh has no base.

Pasha said that BJP is always for the cause of Ladakh and party is committed to come up to the expectations of the people of the region and fulfill their aspirations.

Earlier they (Apex Body and KDA leaders) misled the youth of the Ladakh that they will not get jobs now as outsiders will come and take all their jobs. But recently the Government issued Ladakh Resident Certificates so that the locals get the priority in Government jobs.

The two organizations made another misleading statement that Home Ministry did not invite them for talks which is also not based on facts, Pasha said, adding since the Ladakh was given the status of UT over two years back four times the leaders of Apex Body and KDA were invited for talks by Home Ministry. They met Union HM twice and twice they met MoS Home during this period. Besides, the MoS Home also visited Leh in the month of August this year and he held deliberations with the leaders of the two organizations, Pasha added.

Pasha, while criticising them for creating controversy over the Rajya Saba seat and misleading the people of Ladakh region on this account asked that in last 70 years when they were representing the region in Lok Sabha why the demand was not made at that time. There were four RS seats in erstwhile J&K State at that time and they did not made the demand at that time, he added.

He also alleged that the Apex Body and KDA don't represent the entire Ladakh region as they have no representation from Zanaskar, Nobra and Changthang areas.

Maintaining that BJP is always serious for safeguards of Ladakh region and interests of its people, Pasha said his party is totally serious for the safeguards of the region and "We have always fought for the cause of Ladakh and respected the aspirations of the people,. The party always gave priority to the cause of the people of the region and it will continue to do so'', he added.



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