BJP MLAs not to raise Masarat Alam issue in Assembly

  • Vikram Sharma, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2015 21:46 IST

The BJP's first-time MLAs who would take part in the Assembly session starting Wednesday are quite excited and serious in their business.

Though all have their concerns and matters to be raised in the House regarding various development issues, the Kashmir riots mastermind Masarat Alam's release issue may not find mention from the BJP cadre.

"Sice there is no directive from the senior leaders to raise the Alam issue, we would not touch it. Already our party has taken the cognizance of it by submitting a memorandum to the chief minister, I don't think it leaves anything to raise on it. But we are prepared with our own issues," said Rajiv Sharma, BJP MLA from Akhnoor.

The BJP MLAs say that they would raise the issue of all the three regions of the state.

"Jammu, Kashmir and Ladkah -all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir need equal attention which the erstwhile government has failed to provide. Though we are elected members of our constituencies, it becomes our duty to take the state along when the development of the whole state is required," said Jammu West BJP MLA Sat Sharma.

Besides, Sharma said since it is his first stint in the Assembly as MLA, he has done his homework and already submitted couple of resolutions and starred questions to be taken up in the House, including cleaning of the Tawi river and drug menace.

Rajeev Jasrotia, MLA Kathua, said that since he is also first-timer in the House, he has prepared some questions for the development issues of the Kathua town in particular and some other critical issues pertaining to overall situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile Jasrotia said that the party MLAs would defend health minister Lal Singh as he had done no wrong.

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