BJP has lost legitimacy due to its political opportunism: Mir

Cong holds workers convention

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 4: Launching attack on BJP- led Government, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir today demanded Modi Govt to keep his New India with himself and return their Old India where there was a culture of love and no lynching and no hatred among Hindu and Muslims.
Addressing a workers’ convention in Gandhinagar here today, Mir  said unemployment is at all time high and heinous crimes like rape on minors are abnormally on the rise. He said BJP is spreading hatred in J&K where people were afraid of people and not afraid while being in jungle.
“In old India, there was no hatred, anger. New India under BJP is one where humans are enemies of each other. You won’t be scared of animals in a jungle but you’ll be scared of humans here. Give us India where Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians live for each other,” Mir demanded.
Amid growing apprehensions and uncertainty over the deployment of extra troops in the Valley, Mir hit out at Modi Government condemning his Government’s decision to curtail Shri Amarnath Yatra, He said that PM Modi should make a statement in Parliament over the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Saying that the entire country is worried, Mir recalled that Amarnath Yatra has never been curtailed, even when the pilgrimage was targeted by terrorists in last decades
“The Prime Minister should make statements in both the houses of Parliament on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Pilgrim and tourists were living peacefully in Kashmir but the Government is asking them to leave, spreading fear through advisories,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, former minister Raman Bhalla  said that Governor Administration has badly failed to  focused its efforts on youth empowerment, counter-radicalization, job creation, quality education, good governance, and anti-corruption drive. This needs to be understood in the backdrop of the fact that the over the last five years, the youth in J&K has been suffering from a strong sense of despondency, alienation and pessimism because of nepotism, corruption and poor governance.
As a result, they lost faith in the democratic institutions and governance and to soothe them in such state of despondency, there was a heady dose of Pak-sponsored religious extremism and radicalization leading to violence, thereby both of them feeding into each other, he added.
Prominent among those present on the occasion include Manmohan Singh, Indu Pawar, Vikram  Malhotra, Satish Sharma, Amrit Bali and Dwarka  Choudhury.