SAMBA, Mar 7: Accusing the BJP leadership of making contradictory, vague and obscure statements over various issues of public importance, Harshdev Singh, JKNPP chairman and former Minister said that such duplicitous character would cost the party heavily at the hustings.
He said that while the State BJP leadership made a statement prior to its Katra convention asserting that restoration of statehood and early Assembly Elections were its priorities, the BJP National general secretary has come out with an altogether different stand. He pointed out that Tarun Chug who also happens to be the incharge of J&K BJP has categorically stated that restoration of peace was party’s priority and not the Assembly polls or restoration of statehood.
Singh was addressing a massive party workers convention at Vijaypur today along with Yash Paul Kundal (Party general secretary and former Minister). “Not only had the BJP leadership taken a contradictory stand over the political future of J&K but with regard to a host of other issues as well merely for public consumption and damage control. The flip flop of BJP over property tax is another case on the point,” he added.
“Not long ago, the State BJP leadership had indulged in aggressive posturing in the media with a lot of muscle flexing in public over the issue of Toll Plazas, but all such melodramatic rants proved to be a hoax,” said the NPP chairman. Its dilly dally over Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday had already sparked massive outrage against the hypocrisy of its leaders, he added.
Yash Paul Kundal lambasted the BJP for massive hike in the prices of LPG, petrol, diesel and other essential commodities of everyday use. He exhorted the workers to strengthen the party which alone could dispense justice to the poor and marginalized sections of society.