Former Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has no respect for democratic institutions.He called the dissolution of the assembly in Jammu and Kashmir as the murder of democracy.
“I oppose and condemn the dissolution of Assembly in the State. This action of the Government is a visibly bias when alliance of major parties staked the claim for forming the government,” said Yadav, who now heads Loktantrik Janata Dal.
In a statement, Yadav said that recently, the Government in J&K allowed Urban Local bodies elections without participation of the major political parties in the State which was mockery of democracy.
“BJP is neither caring for the Constitution of India nor it has respect for the institutions. What is the meaning of election held for the Assembly in the State when mandate of the people of the State was to be butchered by dissolving the Assembly, and similarly there was no meaning of election of Urban Local bodies when the major political parties did not participate? So whatever is being happened during the regime of the BJP is against the democracy and mandate of the people,” he said.
Yadav said each and every action of the government led by BJP is anti-people, “whether destroying every statutory institution, banks or disobeying the Constitution of India.”
“People have been fed up with the state of affairs in the country. I am unable to understand that as to why the ruling party is not mending its way of heading the Governments when there is criticism of their action by the people from all walks of life are apparent and visible. I would like to advise the Government of India and the ruling party to adhere to the norms laid down in our Constitution and do not play petty politics for the sake of being remain in power,” he added.