BJP miffed at oppn parties over Kashmir meeting
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: BJP on Thursday attacked National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah for “absolving” Pakistan of its role in the current turmoil in the Kashmir Valley and accused the opposition parties of “aggravating the prevailing situation” to destabilise the Coalition Government in the State.
Hitting out at the opposition parties a day after their meeting to discuss the Kashmir unrest, BJP also said it was not the time to have dialogue with Pakistan or any other individuals or groups on the Jammu and Kashmir issues.
“Leaders like Omar Abdullah, Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami and Congress leaders who participated in yesterday’s meeting of opposition parties in Srinagar are trying to fish in troubles waters,” BJP State Spokesperson Virender Gupta alleged.
He claimed that none of the leaders had played any effective role in pacifying the situation.
“Instead of playing a constructive role these leaders remained engaged in instigating the people and aggravating the prevailing situation. Omar Abdullah’s tweets on a daily basis gave support to the ongoing agitation led by the extremists and terrorist groups at the behest of Pakistan,” he alleged.
“How many enquiries were conducted on outbreak of violence after 1990, 2008 and 2010 when National Conference and Congress were in power?” Virender questioned Omar.
Any political solution of Jammu and Kashmir State, he said, can only be worked out while taking the people of all the three regions into confidence and Pakistan and its supporters in the Valley has no role to play.
Targeting Congress, the BJP leader said, “It was obvious from the statements of Ghulam Nabi Azad and P Chidambaram that Congress was acting behind the scene in organizing the present meeting to take the benefit of the existing situation and destabilise the PDP-BJP Coalition Government in the State.
Gupta criticised Omar for “absolving” Pakistan and “downplaying” its role in creation of the present situation, “whereas it is well known and amply clear from the statements of Pakistan Prime Minister, its President, Army Chief and other functionaries, apart from the leaders of the terrorist groups, that Pakistan and terrorist groups operating from there are mainly responsible for the present situation in the Valley.
The BJP spokesperson added that probably Omar Abdullah has too short memory that is why he has forgotten the efforts of Government of India to retrieve the Valley from the flood calamity, and assistance of Rs 80,000 crore for the development activities.