Guntur Aug 3 : Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a statement in Parliament on the massive deployment of armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir and asking Amarnath pilgrims to leave the State.
At a press conference here on Saturday, he said the Centre was deploying armed forces in J& K massively and asking the Amarnath pilgrims to leave the State at the earliest without elaborating the exact reason.
“The Prime Minister should make a statement in Parliament on massive deployment of troops in J&K and allay doubts of people of the nation” he said.
Mr Yechury said that speculation is rife that the Centre is abolishinge Article 35 A and 370 in J&K. It is the responsibility of the Prime Minister to allay the doubts of people by making a statement in the Parliament, he added.
“The Prime Minister should table in the Parliament the intelligence input, if the Centre has received on the possible attacks by terrorists”, the CPI(M) General Secretary further demanded.
“The CPIM, along with like-minded parties, will launch an agitation in protest against the UAPA Bill,” Yechury said and took a dig at the policies of NDA government.
Mr Yechury said that only 0.5 per cent growth had been achieved in eight vital sectors during the last five years.(UNI)