New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded  Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal for giving an ‘outstanding speech’ in Lok Sabha.

Lauding Namgyal, Modi said that he delivered an outstanding speech in the Lok Sabha while discussing key bills on Jammu and Kashmir.

“My young friend, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal who is @MPLadakh delivered an outstanding speech in the Lok Sabha while discussing key bills on J&K. He coherently presents the aspirations of our sisters and brothers from Ladakh. It is a must hear!” Modi tweeted.

His speech largely focused on criticising Congress for not doing enough for the Ladakh region when it was in power before.  

Home Minister Amit Shah also praised Namgyal and said that his speech was full of facts that reflects aspirations of our brothers and sister from the Ladakh region.

"Excellent speech by young BJP MP, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, representing Ladakh, the largest Lok Sabha constituency of India. A speech full of facts that reflects aspirations of our brothers and sister from the Ladakh region," tweeted Shah.

“I am very glad that a lot of people referred to Ladakh, Leh and Kargil in their speeches but I want to know that do they really know what Ladakh is? In the last seven decades, Ladakh was not embraced, it was thrown in one corner and there were statements in this House that it was that land where not one speck of grass grows,” he said at the start of his speech.

“We have struggled for 71 years to make Ladakh a union territory and to be a part of India. The earlier governments gave us no audience and never tried to understand us. Under Kashmir, our development, our political aspiration, our identity, our language – if all of this got lost it is because of Article 370 and the Congress party is responsible for that,” he further said.

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Namgyal is a 34-year-old Lok Sabha member and has served as a council in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh and as the state media secretary of the BJP as well.

He was elected, on 9 November 2018, to be the youngest and 8th Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh.

“The district presidents in Leh of NC and PDP signed a memorandum of union territory, they were thrown out of the party by issuing a press release. And today, these people talk about democracy – was that your democracy which was about shutting down people,” he added in his speech.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma