Differing from PDP President Mehbooba Mufti's stand of repealing the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Singh cited the BJP believed that the current situation does not warrant revocation of the Act.

"The AFSPA should continue. The current situation in Jammu and Kashmir does not warrant the abolition of this act. Mehbooba had said her party believes that this act should be revoked while speaking to a television news channel, but though we know that the army is required at the border and the police has to do policing, this act cannot be discontinued for now. However, it is for the Central government to decide," he added.

Their alliance with the PDP was not an ideological or a political one. This was an alliance forged to give the people of Jammu and Kashmir stable and corruption-free governance, Singh, who is on a trip to Maharashtra to promote tourism in Jammu & Kashmir, cited.

While replying to a query, Singh alleged that the PDP may have supported separatists to strengthen its votebank.

Latest News from Jammu and Kashmir News Desk