Recently Union Minister of State Anurag Thakur came to Leh, not only with a special message for the politicians, but also for the people and said that they will get more than what they want to preserve their distinct identity and would get complete rights on their land and jobs.
He said that China is perturbed by the overall development of Ladakh, especially the border areas, and they have an evil eye on such infrastructure development in this new Union territory directly controlled by the Centre and described Ladakh as the “crown of India”.
The Ladakh region is at the threshold of a difficult decision, whether to go with Union territory status with complete control of the Centre or demand re-unification with Kashmir and save their distinct identity.
These fears finally found their tongue when former BJP MP and senior face among the politicians Thupstan Chhewang made a joint political platform asking the centre to come with the laws or face a boycott of coming LAHDC elections.
The BJP is leaving no stones unturned as the campaign for the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh polls has started and they are promising sky to the people of Ladakh if they vote for the party.
The locals have a lot of fears about the intentions of the central government especially after the domicile law was passed for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir opening floodgates of citizenship for the outsiders here.