Cautioning the people of the attempts by a particular political party (BJP) to create communal tension and divide the people in the name of religion and region, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said that the rally of December 1st announced by BJP in Jammu is aimed at this target.
The Chief Minister said that the leaders in this rally will talk of abrogation of Article 370, discrimination between Kashmir and Jammu and other emotional issues.
“They will criticize all leaders right from Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr. Farooq Abdullah for political situation in Jammu and Kashmir to attempt create hatred between Hindus and Muslims, Kashmir and Jammu for vote bank politics as has been their trait always”, he said adding that this party (BJP) wants to divide the society for vote bank consideration.
“All are aware that when they (BJP leadership) are out of power they raise sensitive issues and flair up the emotions of people but when in power they shut the lid of their Pandora’s Box and never raise such matters”, he said and asked the people to be cautious about their designs of making Jammu and Kashmir a germination ground of communalism and hatred. “Give them befitting reply by showing your unity and commitment for solidarity, communal harmony and brotherhood”, he said.
Addressing a public gathering after laying foundation of Sangar Bridge over River Tawi in Village Challana of Nagrota Assembly Constituency of Jammu district, the Chief Minister said that the brotherly party of BJP in the State PDP also thrives on falsehood and playing similar cards to divide the people on emotional grounds.
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) tries to find every fault in Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister said adding that if the water rises in Tawi, drought takes place in any area, anyone sells medical seats or any political problem emerges in the State, PDP blames Omar Abdullah because it considers him the biggest road block in their designs to astray people by falsehood and propagandist approach.
“Though, I am of 40+2 years of age yet they blame me for the things which have happened even 60 years earlier right from the line of independence”, he said and added that it vindicates PDP’s venom against him. He said that PDP leadership perhaps does not digest their food without blaming Omar Abdullah 24×7. “One wonders if they are doing it under some spell”.
“In 2010 when the law and order situation was challenging in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP camped at Delhi to convince the Centre Government that ‘everything will be all right in Kashmir if Omar is shifted’. PDP leadership is in a habit of sounding different tones. It says something in Kashmir, other thing in Jammu and another in Delhi”, he said adding that PDP in Kashmir says that Pak currency should be introduced in Jammu and Kashmir, in Jammu its leadership pretends and tell on oath that they are only Indians and loyalist of all to the Union of India, and at Delhi this party says that Omar Abdullah is the only stone in their road.
Omar Abdullah said that parties like BJP and PDP try their best to create tension in the society and take advantage of the divide. He said National Conference and Congress are the parties which stand for brotherhood, communal amity and unity. “Congress and NC are always at the receiving end when communal elements wedge apart society on communal, sectarian and regional grounds”, he said.
“Both the two parties NC and Congress received losses in 2008 elections by the communal tension and charged situation created by communal forces”, Omar Abdullah said adding that had that not been the case the number of legislators of these parties would have been definitely more. He said that the designs of communal parties could be foiled when NC and Congress will jointly defeat them at all levels. He also mentioned the early attempts of BJP to put Jammu on flames by flaring up the Kishtwar incident and attempting to expand it to other areas in Jammu Division.