Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised BJP member from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namagyan for his speech in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday on a motion to abrogate special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.
Participating in the debate on a motion to abrogate special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the State into two Union Territories, Mr. Namgyan said the people of Ladakh had been fighting for the Union Territory status for the past seven decades. “If Ladakh is today under-developed, then Article 370 and Congress party are responsible for it,” the MP said.
In a tweet later, the Prime Minister said the Ladakh MP coherently presented the aspirations of people of the region in his speech. “My young friend, Jamyang Tseing Namgyal who is MPLadakh delivered an outstanding speech in the Lok Sabha while discussing key bills on J&K. He coherently presents the aspirations of our sisters and brothers from Ladakh. It is a must hear,” Mr. Modi said in the tweet.
BJP mp from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, trended on social media for his speech in parliament on the debate on the government’s move to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and split it into two union territories.
Tsering strongly endorsed the move to turn Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh.
“If Ladakh is today underdeveloped, then Article 370 and Congress party are responsible for it,” said Tsering Namgyal, asserting that the people of Ladakh had been fighting for Union Territory status for the last seven decades.
He also said protests by parties like the National Conference of Omar Abdullah and Mehooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party should be ignored as they had treated the state as their “family business”. If the move was implemented, only two families would lose their job, he said.