New Delhi: Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Saturday charged the central and the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir with “utter failure” to maintain law and order and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take immediate steps to understand the mindset of youths in the state.
“It’s more than just a law and order problem. Both the centre and the PDP-BJP government in the state failed to take appropriate actions. Central intelligence agencies also failed to predict the kind of protest and violence,” BJD floor leader in Lok Sabha Bhartruhari Mahtab told IANS here.
He said the Prime Minister should take note that all efforts to reach out to the youth as the “packages” have not convinced them.
“There needs to be proper understanding of the issues and mindset. It seems the packages have not convinced the youths there,” he said and added for almost three-four days the state government and also the centre “failed to act” in the state.
“All these issues need to be discussed in the monsoon session of parliament beginning on Monday,” he said.
Mahtab said the BJD is strongly in favour of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill and they “welcome the meetings between senior ministers and Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma to break the impasse”.
The political developments in Arunachal Pradesh on the backdrop of Supreme Court’s recent ruling reinstating a dismissed chief minister would be another major issue to be discussed during the session, he said.
“Opposition parties should raise all these issues and I would like government to facilitate detailed debate on them,” Mahtab said.