BJP MP from Ladakh earns plaudits for his speech in LS


NEW DELHI: The enthusiasm generated in Ladakh region after announcement of the resolution to create a separate Union Territory echoed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday with the young BJP lawmaker Jamyang Tsering Namgyal thanking the government for the initiative.
Participating in the debate on Statutory Resolution on Article 370 vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir and other relevant draft laws, Mr Namgyal said it was for the first time in seven decades that the people of Ladakh got justice from the Centre.
Sentiments and aspirations of the people of Ladakh have been honoured for the first time, he said, adding that over the years the Ladakh region remained neglected by administration in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said there have been leaders who did not have respectable way of describing the Ladakh region and they used to even say Ladakh was that region where not even grass grows.
His remarks against PDP and NC leaders for their alleged step-motherly treatment against the region amused the members on the treasury bench and Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were seen thumping their desks.
Many BJP MPs and ministers, including the likes of Smriti Irani – known for their oratory skills – were seen appreciating 34-year old lawmaker’s observations on the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir.