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Congress, allies have no commitment for development of J&K, claims Goyal

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New Delhi: The government on Wednesday alleged that the opposition has no commitment for the development of Jammu and Kashmir and their “discrimination” against the Union Territory continues as before.

Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal made the allegations in Lok Sabha after National Conference MP from south Kashmir, Hasnain Masoodi, could not properly ask a supplementary question during the Question Hour due to the protests and sloganeering by the opposition over the fuel price hike.

“This shows their (opposition) commitment towards Jammu and Kashmir. The Congress and its allies have been discriminating against Jammu and Kashmir for years and they are doing the same even now. They are not allowing an MP from Jammu and Kashmir to ask a question,” Goyal said.

However, the unrelenting opposition continued their protests in the Well of the House.

The Lok Sabha at that time was taking up a question related to the Ministry of Textiles, which is handled by Goyal.


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