Jammu Tawi, January 3
BJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta strongly criticized the opposition for the Governor, N N Vohra’s address in the joint session of legislature while creating unprecedented scene and forcing the Governor to leave his address within 15 minutes. He also strongly condemned the disrespect shown to the national anthem by the opposition, as they continued with their protest, raising anti-government slogans when the national anthem was being played after the Governor ended his address. BJP Spokesperson said that it was a great shameful and condemnable action on the part of opposition legislatures that those who take the oath of the Constitution and for upholding the integrity of the country, indulged in anti-India activities and such like criminal offence. He demanded that Speaker of the House and the state government should initiate appropriate action against the legislatures as per the law of the country. The explanation rendered by Congress legislature party leader Rigzin Jora and NC MLA Devendra Singh Rana that National Anthem was not audible cannot be entertained as all the legislatures are well aware of the fact that national anthem is played when Governor ends his address.
Prof. Virender Gupta also said that rowdism displayed during Governor’s Address amounts to showing disrespect to the Governor and also to the democratic norms and traditions. He said that opposition, instead of showing interest in the development of the state, helping the government to bring normalcy in the state, has chosen the path of disruption and added that by adopting these tactics they are helping the forces those want the Valley to remain disturbed.