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BJP leader uses logo of former J&K state in official letters

Last Updated on February 25, 2021 at 10:56 pm

Apparently, some newly elected leaders of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) have still not become comfortable with the conversion of the former State of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territory. These leaders are still using the erstwhile state’s logo in their letters.

According to reports, It has come to the fore in a latest instance when a newly elected District Development Council (DDC) member from Sunderbani area of Rajouri District wrote a letter to District Development Commissioner, Rajouri with a logo of erstwhile state.

This logo of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has lost its relevance and significance on 31 October 2019, when Jammu and Kashmir lost its statehood.

On August 5, 2019, the Central government ended special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The government said that both Article 370 and 35A were “constitutionally vulnerable” and were causing hindrance in development of the state.

A senior BJP leader told The TypeWriter that the DDC of Sunderbani might have committed an unintentional mistake. He said that Jammu and Kashmir is a Union Territory and DDC Sunderbani might have mistakenly put logo of erstwhile state on his official letter. He said that the new leaders are sometimes overexcited with their job and sometimes forget the official protocol.

Political observers believed that such attempts will spoil image of the party. One political observer said that if even after over a year of abrogation of Article 370 and demotion of State into Union Territory, the party leaders are carrying vestiges of erstwhile state, it shows that they themselves are not comfortable with the change. He also said that it will send negative message in the public.

Rajinder Sharma, District Development Council member Sunderbani, said that his staff has done the mistake and he was not aware of it. He has ordered his team to replace the official letters which are having logo of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.