Jammu and kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah currently campaigning in the Rajouri and Poonch districts on a four day tour is compelled to rake up the issue of 2002 riots to woo the electorate in support of alliance candidate Madan Lal Sharma.
On third day in succession Omar devoted larger part of his speech to drive home the point that BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi is yet to say sorry to the large number of innocents killed in the 2002 riots in Gujarat.
Omar is repeatedly taking pot shots at Modi and while comparing him with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
Omar is deliberately doing so to divert the attention of the common masses from the more important issues of rampant corruption, lack of good governance and failure of the UPA govt in tackling the price rise, unemployment and dealing with the menace of terrorism in the past 10 years of misrule.
Without making mention of Kishtwar riots which rocked the state in August 2013 Omar is passionately revisiting 2002 Gujarat riots and repeatedly targeting Narendra Modi. On Wednesday even Dr Farooq Abdullah said, if voted to power Modi will destory the country.”If this man (Modi) sits on the prime minister’s chair, he will destroy India’s Constitution. People of every religion have right to live but this man says one thing and does the other,” Abdullah told a public meeting..
The meeting was organized jointly by the National Conference and its alliance partner Congress to seek people’s support for coalition candidates for ensuing Lok Sabha polls in the state.
“He (Modi) is the one who could not respect his elders (in his party), how could he respect me or (state Congress president Saifuddin) Soz or you?” Abdullah said apparently referring to ouster of Jaswant Singh from the BJP.
Wooing voters, the NC president said “some people might have been hurt — be that Congress or NC workers. I seek forgiveness from them but this is not the time to ask what we have done or not done.”
“It is the time to think about the country. That is why I am telling you not to keep a grudge against us.