The Congress has questioned the Centre's decision to prolong the detention of leaders of Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 and reorganization of the state.
Three former chief ministers - - National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah, a Lok Sabha MP, and his son Omar Abdullah, and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti - - are in detention, apart from other leaders of the state.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said "We want to know from the government if Farooq Abdullah will be in Parliament from Monday to raise his voice. "
The Congress asserted that these mainstream political leaders have faced the ire of separatists for supporting India.
Khera also alleged that the lockdown in Kashmir is on for 103 days, and there is no electricity, no medicines in hospitals and no data services for phones.
"Is this 'changa si' Modiji?"
asked Khera, referring to PM Modi's remarks at the 'HowdyModi' in Houston on September 22, when he told the crowd that "Sab Changa si" (everything is OK in India).
Asked about newly - appointed J&K Lt Gov G. C. Murmu's statement that the government is contemplating holding early assembly election, the Congress spokesperson remarked: "When all the mainstream leaders are in jail, then elections for whom?