JAMMU, Oct 17: Condemning the worst ever carnage and bloodshed witnessed in J&K in the recent past and particularly the merciless killing of two civilians and martyrdom of two soldiers on Saturday, JKNPP chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh has squarely blamed the BJP Govt for the worsening situation in the J&K UT.
“The fast deteriorating security scenario in J&K has exposed the haughty claims of BJP Govt of having curbed militancy post re-organization of the State,” Singh said while addressing a press conference today.
“With the situation in J&K fast reverting to early 90’s , it was most disturbing to find the BJP busy in breaking opposition parties and luring the opposition leaders rather than focussing on Pak sponsored terrorism,” NPP leader said.
Accusing the BJP Govt of giving precedence to its political ambitions over its duties and obligations as a responsible govt, Singh said that BJP’s ambitions have lit fires which will take years and years to subside.
“With highly ascendant and authoritarian BJP hell bent to crush and demolish all opposition in J&K, it was using all possible means to silence all voices critical of its policies. And for the purpose it was using all possible means to suppress the other parties and to make its leaders fall in line. Opposition leaders were being bullied, harassed, threatened, intimidated, and persecuted with several lucrative offers also being reportedly made to such leaders for jettisoning their respective parties and joining BJP. And all this was being shamelessly executed at a time when the J&K UT was passing through the worst phase of ethnic cleansing, selective killings and terrorism exported from across the border,” said Mr. Singh.
While killings of innocents in J&K are being used by the BJP leadership as a mere occasion to condemn Pakistan and promote communal hatred, it has utterly failed in fulfilling its grandiloquent promises of restoring peace and normalcy in the troubled UT. Accusing BJP of trying to fish in the troubled waters of J&K and drawing political mileage out of the present crisis, Singh said that its lust for power will spell its doom in the days to come.
GP Singh, Parshotam Parihar and Surinder Chauhan were also present on the occasion.