Jammu, (PTI) Warning of chaos if Goods and Services Tax is
not implemented in Jammu and Kashmir by July 1, Deputy Chief
Minister Nirmal Singh today said the government would not be able to
control the situation that emerges.
“We have told our people that if GST is not implemented by July 1,
there will be chaos. GST should be implemented in J&K and if it is not
implemented we cannot control the situation then,” Singh said at a
“We hope GST will be implemented in J&K before July 1 but
Opposition is creating hurdles in it,” he said.
“We cannot stay in power by compromising on our basic ideology,”
Singh said while hitting out at the opposition for raking up issues like
Kashmiri Pandit townships, Sainik colonies and GST.
On the situation in Kashmir, he said “we are in a transition phase and
in a decisive phase. The proxy war waged by Pakistan against J&K and
India and its nationalistic forces are on same page for stamping it out
and central and state government are united in this. There will be
decisive decision in the future. We will fight and win it”.
“Jammu people have voted for BJP and made its victorious and
created such a situation in which we incorporated the ideology of BJP
in the manifesto. We did not leave that ideology. We cannot leave that
ideology,” he said.
“We formed the government after three months long discussion and
set up the government for giving people governance. We have
performed and ensured equal development and governance in all three
regions of J&K,” he added.
He said that Rs 80,000 crore package has been granted in J&K and
smart cities for Jammu and Srinagar.
“Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Two years cannot
change everything but today they way the mindset of people and
political class have been contained and ensured that J&K is integral
part of India is what we have been talking about,” he added.
“We are passing through a transition state. There is desperation from
separatists and militants. The PM and BJP are focused on J&K. They
are working to better the situation in J&K,” he said.
Singh said “for the first time, the Centre has made J&K as their first
priority. In J&K, the nationalist forces would have to be strengthened
and the separatists and terrorists forces would be stamped out soon
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi favoured friendship with Pakistan. He
kept the agenda of the friendship and neghbourhood as his first priority
with Pakistan and instead we got in returned Pathankot, and beheading
of our soldiers.
PM also gave a message to Pakistan by undertaking surgical strike
that we can cross the border and hit you,” he said.
On 2016 unrest, he said “Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited
Kashmir thrice and he said talks cannot be held in an environment of
gun battles and firing. The Centre and state government has said it
clearly that no talks can be held under the shadow of guns in
hinterland and blasts of mortars on the border by Pakistan”.
A vigorous anti-terrorism operation is on and 40 militants have been
killed in the past one month in Kashmir, he said adding “We have not
compromised on terrorism”.
NIA has successfully conducted raids against separatists in Kashmir
which has never happened in the past, he said.
“Majority of people in Kashmir want peace. On June 21, 400
schoolchildren participated in yoga camps in Kashmir,” he added.
2015 Kashmir Despatch