Not only J-K, every Indian state should have its own autonomy: Yogendra Yadav For the first time spelling out its stand on political problem of Kashmir, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday said his party is for â€œgranting autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir and other states tooâ€ and â€œsolution to Kashmir lies within constitutionâ€ Speaking at an election rally in central Kashmirâ€™s Budgam district, Yadav, also a psephologist and political commentator, said, â€œEvery state should be given right to draft their policies as per its need. AAP believes that not only for the prosperity of J&K, but every Indian state should have its own autonomy.â€ The AAP has been steering clear of sparking any controversy on Kashmir issue. Yadavâ€™s stand on Monday once again reflected the partyâ€™s ambiguity as it failed to come up with any specifics to end the Kashmir problem and banked on broad generalisations. Ruling out third party mediation on the Kashmir issue, he said, â€œThere is no need of any third party to resolve the Kashmir dispute and matter can be resolved amicably within the parameters of Indian Constitution.â€ He said an honest approach is required to solve the issue. â€œPeople of Kashmir should be heard. They should not feel alienated,â€ added Yadav. He said political parties are using the Kashmir dispute as an excuse for the lack of development in the valley. â€œAAP are here to address grievances of people that have gone unheard so far,â€ he said. Commenting on the recent incidents of blasts, Yadav said, â€œThere are apprehensions that mainstream politicians are themselves involved in these blasts. Many believe that mainstream politicians are themselves carrying these blasts.â€ Asking people to participate in the polls, the AAP leader said, â€œNo matter even if people choose NOTA option but at least they should practice their fundamental right.â€ Taking on BJPâ€™s political position on Kashmir, AAPâ€™s Yadav rejected the forces pushing for abolition of Article 370. â€œAAP believe in Swaraj. In Swaraj, every village, district, state should have the power to decide for its betterment. Article 370 is a part of Swaraj,â€ he said. Yadav also described â€œmilitarization as a sign of weakness of India in Kashmirâ€. â€œIn real democracy, there is no need of military strength. It is used for external threats and it should remain confined to it,â€ he said. The AAP leader called for decrease in the army's footprints in the valley. â€œMilitary presence in Kashmir should be as much as in Punjab, Haryana or in any other state of India,â€ he said. AAP has fielded a well-known RTI activist Raja Muzaffar for the Srinagar parliament seat. He will take on National Conferenceâ€™s Farooq Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Partyâ€™s Tariq Hameed Karra. Not only J-K, every Indian state should have its own autonomy: Yogendra Yadav - Hindustan Times *************************************************************************** Is Yogi Yadav's contention sound? Or is it another of the dream sequence divorced of reality and realpolitik that the AAP with regularity spoon up to give the impression that they are a thinking, intellectual and an evangelist lot! This statement is also very humorous - â€œsolution to Kashmir lies within constitutionâ€ that Yogi tell us about. Apart from Bhooshan maharaj of the AAP all know it does like within the Constitution. Why reiterate? Or is it to slowly drum into the voters'head that AAP, while unable to disown Bhooshan, wants to also state that they are all for Kashmir being in India. Of course, the autonomy is another 'intellectual' claptrap to keep to their pristine image and fool the people that AAP is a political party that can think out of the box! India is already has a Federal Structure with clear distinction of areas solely of the State and areas solely of the Centre and some overlapping areas. This division in governance structure has stood us in good stead so far. But autonomy for each State? As it is one cannot control CMs like Bannerjee, Jayalalithaa et al who thinks they are island of sovereignty themselves, therefore, can India afford to give away the little control it has over its federal structure and functioning? Yogi spewing wishy washy claptrap?