JAMMU, AUG 30: Defending Constitution is not bad but involving religion to make it communal is sheer antinational. Therefore it is expected of every responsible citizen to defend constitution without involving religion.
S S Bijral, BJP State Spokesperson further said that it is most unfortunate and unsuitable of working President of National Conference to allege that BJP is making provision of 35-A of Indian Constitution, a Hindu versus Muslim and State versus Centre issue.
Bijral said raging controversy over 35-A, mistakenly referred as Article of Indian constitution while it is an appendix only, raised by NC and Congress in the State, is most unwarranted. He said that the issue of constitutional validity is sub-judice in the Supreme Court of India and it is ill-advisable and in-appropriate to give it a communal tinge. The Constitution is supreme with jurisdiction over whole country with Modi Government having full responsibility to serve people above consideration of caste, creed and religion, he said.
Former IGP, Bijral said that Modi Govt is focused on country’s development and removing hurdles coming in way of upliftment of poor. For this, he said, in three years rule, NDA Government scrapped 1159 obsolete laws against total of 1301 junked in 64 years.
Appreciating opposition parties for their trust reposed and exhibited on SC in ‘Triple Talaq’ judgement, Bijral expected that NC and Congress would continue maintaining peaceful atmosphere, essential for development, in the sensitive State of J&K.