Many of the politicians in Kashmir believe that it is hardly of any concern which government comes to power in the center, since any party forming government at the center will disregard their plight. However, even it may have some truth; there is no harm in continuing the talks with the central government over the issues faced by the state.
Kashmiri leaders want the Delhi government to clear is stand about Kashmir whether a new Congress or BJP government forms after the coming Lok Sabha elections. It is the right time to decide whether Kashmir should become a sovereign state or remain as part of India.
Need for a clear viewpoint
The leaders in Kashmir also need to clear their viewpoints about militancy in the state if they want any positive dialogue with the center and avoid promoting any kind of militancy in the region.
In 1993, the constitution was adopted but since then the politicians in the state have failed to keep the unity between them, which has not helped their cause either. Political parties in Kashmir had reasonable enough international presence over the years but recently there have been charges against them of working for ISI, which has worsened the situation further.
Responsibility for failures
Politicians in the state need to look at their style of politics and take responsibility for failures they had over the years be it political, militant or any diplomatic one. To start bilateral talks with the central government they will have to work for the good of their citizens and work to get the most for their state instead of complaining for requirements that are not fulfilled.
Need for competent leadership
Parties should have leaders who are competent enough to strongly put forward their demands and represent the state. They should be knowledgeable enough about the present situation in the state so as to showcase their points in a better manner to the central government in Delhi and get things done for the state.
To have a positive dialogue with ruling government at the center the Kashmiri political groups must unassociated themselves from any relations with Islamabad and show their eagerness to become part of the Indian democracy.
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Thus to conclude we will say that it does not matter whether there is a new government at the center formed by BJP or Congress, what is important is that leaders of political parties in Kashmir have a clear standpoint about what they require and have leaders to convince the central government to meet their demands.