Home Minister Amit Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday replied on the President’s rule & Reservation (Amendment) Bill in Jammu and Kashmir in Rajya Sabha. During his address, Amit Shah launched a scathing attack against Jawaharlal Nehru and the Congress party on the Kashmir issue where he said that all Kashmir problems are due to Nehru since he (Nehru) declared ceasefire when one-third of Kashmir was with Pakistan. "We do not want to mislead people on Nehru but lessons have to be learned from historical blunders," Shah said.
On the issue of terrorism, Amit Shah said that the Narendra Modi-led government has zero tolerance towards terrorism. He also said that everyone knows Kashmir is ours and no one can take Kashmir away from India.
Evoking former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his policy toward Kashmir, Amit Shah said that the solution of Kashmir's problem should be in "Jamuriyat, Kashmiriyat, & insaniyat". “I reiterate today that Modi led government is also working on Atal ji's path of "Jamuriyat, Kashmiriyat, & insaniyat," he said.
When asked about why simultaneous elections were not held in Jammu and Kashmir? Amit Shah said it was due to security concerns.
Replying to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on the issue of President’s Rule in the valley, Amit Shah said, "We don't prefer ruling through president's rule in Jammu and Kashmir as you said, with God's grace and Modi ji's popularity we have enough state governments, 16 in total. So, it was due to security concerns that elections were not held".