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The "unholy alliance" of the BJP and the PDP is one of the main reasons for the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh alleged here today. "Just to form government, they have come together. The day the PDP and the BJP joined hands, people in the Kashmir Valley were very apprehensive about what is going to come now. After that, what you see is history," Singh told reporters here. The BJP and PDP, who have divergent views on Article 370, joined hands just to form government, he said. Pellet guns are still being used though the Supreme Court gave a direction against its use, Singh claimed. "Kashmir is going through a very sensitive and a very difficult phase and one of the major reason for this is the unholy alliance of the PDP and the BJP," he said. "The NDA government is raising issues like triple talaq, love jihad, ghar vapsi to hide its failures in governance," Singh claimed. The 'triple talaq' is best left to the community, he said. "Where is the need for the Government of India and the media to discuss.
Why shouldn't it be left to the Muslims on what they would like to do though we know that in a number of Islamic countries, triple talaq is not being practiced," he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a "complete U-turn" on issues like Aadhar cards, MNREGA, FDI in retail or the issue of GST, Singh claimed. Saying that tax authorities have been given immense power to conduct checks at any business premise without any reason, he alleged that "GST in the present format and more powers to the tax authorities will bring tax terrorism in this country." Singh held interactions with the Congress leaders from different parts of Telangana on appointing party committees following re-organisation of districts in the state. Asked whether there would be changes in the top leadership of AICC at the end of organisational elections, he said, "Well. It all depends. Every Congressman is free to fight AICC president election. Let's see." Alleging that the TRS government has left shortcomings in the recently passed bill to increase reservation for backward sections among the Muslims, Singh expressed fear that the present four per cent quota for minorities would come under threat if the bill is challenged in the court.
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