JAMMU, Jan 13: Former Minister and chairman of JKNPP, Harsh Dev Singh today said that despite the State wide clamour and a deep sense of outrage over the PDP MLA’s statement describing the slain militants as “martyrs” and “brothers”, the BJP has persisted with its lame duck policy and submissive approach only for the lust of power.
He alleged that the Saffron party leaders were making evasive, vague and obscure statements only for the sake of public consumption and for ensuring damage control.
In a statement, Harsh Dev Singh said that it was not only the lame duck posturing of BJP which had angered the people of Jammu region, but the dichotomy in the statements of its Ministers, MLAs and other leaders of BJP who were making highly incongruous and utterly irreconcilable statements on the issues of security of State. He said that the utterly confusing statements emanating from BJP were indicative of its deep rooted frustration and bafflement at the prospect of its loss of power in the event of PDP persisting with its avowed agenda of glorifying the militants.
Flaying the BJP for its highly nauseating approach and outrageous conduct, Singh said that the Saffron party must realize that people can’t be cajoled by delusive announcements alone. He warned the BJP to desist from blowing hot and cold in the same breath by playing the role of opposition and Government at the same time. Reminding the BJP of its ramboesque and jingoistic rhetoric, he said all its tall slogans of zero tolerance against militancy had evaporated in thin air after assuming power. He said that not only the glorification of secessionists but jobs and ex-gratia to NoKs of stone pelters and appeasement of anti-nationals besides other like incidents have exposed the myth of BJP’s bravado and displayed the spineless BJP in its true colours. Warning the BJP to assert in the wake of public anger having risen to its crescendo, Singh said that any further delay could disfigure its image beyond redemption.