Pakistan shouldn’t take pleasure in war-mongering, Ramdas Athawale mentioned. (File)
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday mentioned it’s in Pakistan’s curiosity handy over Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir to India as a number of reviews counsel individuals within the territory are sad and wish to be a part of this nation.
“Narendra Modi is a dashing prime minister. He took a historical decision to scrap Article 370. Pakistan has been unable to digest this and has tried to unsuccessfully rake up Kashmir issue once again. Pakistan should now hand over PoK to us and it is in Pakistan’s interest to do so,” Mr Athawale mentioned.
“If they hand over PoK to us, we will set up many industries there. We will also help Pakistan in trade and help fight poverty and unemployment,” mentioned the minister of state for social justice and empowerment.
He mentioned there are a number of reviews that time out that individuals in PoK are sad they usually wish to be a part of India.
Mr Athawale, additionally the chief of Republican Get together of India, a BJP ally, mentioned Pakistan shouldn’t take pleasure in war-mongering.
“Our Army is strong and we have defeated them in wars like Kargil they thrust upon us,” he mentioned.
Mr Athawale mentioned after Article 370 was scrapped and Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two Union territories, there may be peace within the Valley.
He mentioned the transfer will speed up the tempo of improvement in Jammu and Kashmir as central schemes and legal guidelines, which couldn’t be carried out earlier, will now be enforced.
The minister mentioned the UT standing of Jammu and Kashmir is short-term and the statehood will likely be restored as soon as the state of affairs totally normalises.
“The UT status in J&K will not be a permanent feature,” he mentioned.
Replying to a query on whether or not his social gathering will battle Haryana Meeting polls, Mr Athawale mentioned they may contest on ten of the 90 seats.
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