‘These parties looted erstwhile State to fill their coffers’
KATHUA, Nov 24: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today accused the Abdullah-Mufti family duo for holding J&K hostage for more than five decades and ransacking it recklessly at the cost of the common man.
Addressing an election rally at Kathua today BJP national general secretary and incharge J&K Tarun Chug came down heavily on two families who ruled J&K for decades together saying that the two private companies, Abdullah and sons and Mufti and sons, have played havoc with Jammu and Kashmir, both administratively and economically.
Seeking vote for BJP candidate, Sushma Devi, Chug said the two families owe an explanation to the people that why they deprive women of their rights on the pretext of Article 370 for years together.
“Women were deliberately kept in the backyards and deprived of all the benefits over the years by these two dynasties claiming to be champions of the people”, he said.
Chug, while unmasking the corrupt practices the dynastic rulers were involved, alleged that they deprived the people of development funds, build their own mansions and created huge assets at the cost of poor people of erstwhile State.
He said the recent Rs 25,000-crore Roshni scam unearthed by the Government was just a tip of an iceberg. “There are hundreds of such scams that have taken place in the last 50 years by the Abdullah-Mufti families to build their properties”, he added.
Lambasting the Congress for its dual role in the State, Chug asked the party leaders to explain its support to the Gupkar Alliance which has its separate flag and has been flagrantly indulging in anti-democratic and anti-national actions.
Chug said the Congress had been always surreptitiously supporting the Chinese designs in the region and has been working hand-in-glove with anti-national forces.
The BJP leader recalled how Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had held an in camera meeting with the Chinese Ambassador in 2017 during the Doklam stand-off between India and China. Rahul had then misled the nation by keeping his meeting secret till the Chinese Ambassador made it public.
Similarly, in 2019 Rahul Gandhi, during his visit to Kailash Mansarovar had met two Chinese ministers secretly without taking the External Affairs Ministry into confidence.
Chug said the Congress in J&K had been following dubious policies which were detrimental to national security and had been encouraging anti-national forces.