Kupwara, Apr 6 : Former Chief minister and vice-president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah on Saturday alleged that it is because of PDP and Peoples Conference (PC), that BJP's entry was facilitated in Jammu and Kashmir.
As a result, BJP President Amit Shah is now issuing open threats of obliterating states special status, he said.
Addressing an election rally at TRC ground here on Saturday, Omar said, “PDP and PC pushed the state towards destruction by providing a platform to RSS-BJP in the state. Today if Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley are explicitly talking against the special constitutional position of our state, who should we hold responsible for it? Who provided them space in our state? Who got them here in our State? It is PDP and PC who are answerable to people for opening flood gates of the state to BJP-RSS.”
PC chairman Sajad Gani Lone was a minister in the PDP-BJP coalition from the quota of saffron party.
Omar alleged that the repression people of the state in particular of the valley are facing today is a direct consequence of PDPs and PCs hobnobbing with BJP-RSS. “Had these parties not allied with them, the people of the state would not have been facing innumerable torments since 2014,” he said.
Cautioning the people about the theatrics and false propaganda unleashed by PDP-PC combine, Omar said, “Both Mehbooba Mufti and Sajad Gani Lone blind folded their eyes when they were running the government with BJP. During the tumultuous year of 2016, why didn’t the duo raised such qualms for Kashmiris? Why are they doing it now? When Art-370, Art 35- A were being subjected to unrelenting attacks why didn’t Sajad impress upon his elder brother PM Modi to refrain from targeting the special status of the state? Why didn’t he ask his elder brother to stop oppression of Kashmiris in 2016? When our children, old and young were being blinded, why didn’t he used his relation with Modi to bring respite to the people of Kashmir.
"Infact both PDP and PC are partners in crime. Posterity would never forgive these parties for pushing the state in gorge of chaos and miseries. They are answerable to the people of Kashmir for betraying their trust, Mr Omar stated.
Omar said “Where was their sympathy when our traders, students were targeted upon across many parts of the country? Why didn’t Sajad approach his elder brother at that time? When sharing power with BJP, both PC and PDP had bolted their mouths. What is the fun of having a relation that cannot help lessen the miseries of the people of state? On the contrary the people of the state particularly the people of Kashmir had to bear the brunt of this relation.”
Omar, while flaying PDP and PC for not representing the aspirations of the people of Kashmir, said, “What was left of our special status in the form of our fiscal autonomy was also infringed by the central government, and it all happened under the directions of PC-PDP. Lone was a part of BJP –PDP coalition government; we didn’t see him raise any qualms when GST was being implemented in the state. We didn’t see him throw tantrums then, had he raised his voice then it would have made an impact. He did raise his voice but that was for getting a plush cabinet post.”
Omar said when PDP was running the government with BJP, it failed to take sincere efforts for the protection of Art 370, Art 35 –A. “The papers which were to be presented before Supreme Court are still lying here in the sates law department. What pressed PDP and PC to shut its eyes to the unremitting attacks that were being made when they were in coalition with BJP? How can we trust them again? People don’t have any reason to do that?” he said. (UNI)