JAMMU, Feb 10: Criticizing the ruling alliance for pushing the separatists agenda in the State and for its unabated bias against Jammu region, Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP Chairman and former Minister today went hammer and tongs against the BJP leadership describing them as puppets dancing to the tunes of their Kashmiri Masters.
Harsh Dev Singh said that having surrendered upon their fundamentals and 70 year old philosophy; they were now openly promoting the interests and agenda of the forces inimical to State. Never before had politics been denigrated to such abysmal level, so as to abandon all sense of self respect and pride for the sake of power, he roared. He was addressing a parallel rally in the vicinity of a BJP rally in Ramnagar.
Accusing the BJP of making the most ignominious surrenders with respect to Jammu related issues, Singh said that the recent statements emanating from the parliament had immensely hurt the self respect and pride of Jammuites who gave the party 25 seats in the Assembly and both seats in Parliament.
He said that the Government categorically ruled out issuance of domicile certificate to WPRs in a statement in the parliament despite its tall commitments on the subject. Needles to mention that the statement was made under the pressure from separatists, he said. Not only that, the BJP led Government further announced in the parliament that it had no proposal for establishment of separate KP townships or any kind of Sainik Colonies in Kashmir, he lamented.
He observed that the said statements were made only to appease separatists and to keep PDP in good humour so that its role of junior partner in the Government remained intact.
The JKNPP chairman said that the BJP not only disregarded its election time slogans on Art 370, but silently acquiesced to the statement of Mehbooba Mufti in the assembly describing the opponents of Art 370 as anti-nationals. He lambasted the BJP for becoming a party to the decision of giving ex-gratia and jobs to the stone pelters.