PM Modi applauds Ladakh MP for outstanding speech in Lok Sabha
New Delhi : A BJP lawmaker from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, started trending on social media soon after he delivered his speech in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Applauding him, PM Narendra Modi said Tsering Namgyal's speech in the Lok Sabha is a "must-hear".
Tsering Namgyal strongly supported the move by Centre to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh.
"If Ladakh is today underdeveloped, then Article 370 and Congress party are responsible for it," said Tsering Namgyal, asserting that the people of Ladakh had been fighting for Union Territory status for the last seven decades.
He also mentioned that the protest by Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti's parties as they have been treating the politics as their family business. If the move was implemented, only two families would lose their job, he said.
"They will not contest the Panchayat elections but when it comes to their posts, they will contest. They think Kashmir is their ancestral property but that is no longer true," said the lawmaker, dressed in traditional wear.
Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded him via a tweet.
"My young friend, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal who is @MPLadakh delivered an outstanding speech in the Lok Sabha while discussing key bills on J&K. He coherently presents the aspirations of our sisters and brothers from Ladakh. It is a must hear," PM Modi tweeted.
Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani also tweeted the video of the speech and urged everyone to watch it.
Excellent speech by young BJP MP, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, representing Ladakh, the largest Lok Sabha constituency of India.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 6, 2019
A speech full of facts that reflects aspirations of our brothers and sister from the Ladakh region. @MPLadakh