As center eyes to ammed Delhi Act, Kashmiri politicians remind Kejriwal of supporting 370 abrogation

Srinagar: Kashmir politicians across the party lines today hit at Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal as the Centre seeks to amend the National Capital Territory of Delhi Amendment Act 1991 which will result in Delhi Lieutenant Governor receiving increased power.

The Centre’s move has given a chance to political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir to remind Kejriwal about his tweets on abrogation of Article 370. National Conference vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in a tweet: “When they came for us on Aug 5, 2019, AAP happily supported the BJP in the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha. Let’s see AAP support this piece of legislation now!

Peoples Conference president Sajad Lone in a tweet called it divine justice and said that this move by the Centre served Kejriwal right.

“Ah. Mr Kejriwal to be disempowered. What u supported me Kejriwal was people-less J&K. Now u will hopefully be an ornamental piece of decorative item in the Delhi government. The same way u supported people of J and K to b ornamental pieces,”

Delhi Chief Minister had supported the GOI decision of abrogating Article 370 last year.

On August 5, he had tweeted, “We support the govt on its decisions on J & K. We hope this will bring peace and development in the state.”

The Central government has proposed to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Amendment Bill, 2020 (GNCTD). The bill calls for amendment of the GNCTD Act 1991, “to bring ease in implementation of certain provisions of the Act.”(KNS)