JAMMU, Apr 15: Bharatiya Janata Party has castigated National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana for blaming BJP for “hobnobbing with Congress to further its agenda of division, hate and polarization.”
“For Rana everybody (including his alliance partners Congress) are communal while his bosses across the Pir Panjal are most secular. What else can be expected from a person who has always sabotaged the interests of Jammu people at the expense of pleasing his ‘akas’?” said BJP spokesperson Brig Anil Gupta, in a statement, issued here today.
The BJP spokesman further alleged that Rana belongs to a party which is responsible for unleashing communal politics in the State by launching “Quit Kashmir” movement against the then Dogra ruler of the State. “NC was responsible for forcible introduction of Article 370 in Indian Constitution. It thereafter systematically organised ethnic cleansing of Valley to convert it into an intolerant monolith society from multi-ethnic tolerant society. Through its political agenda, it sowed the seeds of dividing the peaceful Jammu region into religion based sub-regions. It changed the names of towns, villages, localities and Hindu religious places in the Valley to Arabic names, an alien language as far as the people of Kashmir are concerned, just to impose the radical Wahhabi culture. Despite these facts, he dares to label the peaceful people of Jammu as communal. He is speaking at the behest of his masters to change the entire existing narrative by portraying Jammu as communal, blamed the statement,” he alleged.
Continuing his tirade, Brig Gupta dubbed National Confer-ence as a party of chameleons, whose leaders change colours with every changing season in Kashmir, sometimes more than once during the same season. “Known to speak in three different languages in Jammu, Srinagar and Delhi, their true face has become very familiar with the youth,” he said.
The BJP leader further reminded that the National Conference, which claims to be secular, refused to add the word “Secular” in the preamble of the State Constitution when it was introduced in the Constitution of India by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.