Amid debate over Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in Lok Sabha, on Saturday said that he was ready to give an account for everything.
He said that “We were asked what did we do about promises made during the abrogation of Article 370. It has been 17 months since the abrogation and you are demanding an account for it.”
“Did you bring the account of what you did for 70 years? Had you worked properly, you need not have asked us.”
“I have no objection, I will give an account for everything. But those who were given the opportunity to govern for generations should look within if they are even fit to demand an account,” said Amit Shah in Lok Sabha.
He further said that “Many MPs said that bringing Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 means Jammu and Kashmir won’t get statehood.”
“I am piloting the Bill, I brought it. I have clarified the intentions. Nowhere it’s written that Jammy and Kashmir won’t get statehood. Where are you drawing the conclusion from?” Amit Shah questioned.
Even as he said that “I have said in this House and I say it again that this Bill has got nothing to do with the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir. Statehood would be given to Jammu and Kashmir at an appropriate time.”