BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering speaking in Lok Sabha on Tuesday
BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering speaking in Lok Sabha on Tuesday

Only 2 families will loose their livelihood with scrapping of Article 370: Ladakh BJP MP

ANI | Updated: Aug 06, 2019 18:03 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Welcoming the Central government's decision to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution, BJP MP from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering, on Tuesday said only two families in the state will lose their livelihood while everyone else will benefit from it.
"What will be lost with this decision? Only two families will lose their bread and butter while Kashmir's future will become bright," Tsering said in the Lok Sabha.
Tsering's veiled jibes were directed at Farooq Abdullah's National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which are the two biggest dynastic parties in the state.
"I come from Kargil, and I can say with pride that the people from there and the whole of Ladakh have voted in favour of the Union Territory status. Funds for the development of Ladakh used to be diverted to Kashmir, this will now stop," he added.
In his speech in the House, Tsering added that Ladakh had been sidelined throughout the rule of the Congress in the Center and reposed his faith in the Modi government.
"UPA gave Kashmir a central University in 2011, Jammu fought and took a central university. I was a student union leader. We demanded a central university in Ladakh, but we did not get any. Prime Minister Modiji recently gave us a university," he said.
"Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai", he added.
Earlier on Monday, the Center scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir and barred people from the rest of the country from buying property there. (ANI)