PDP brain child of BJP: Omar: ‘Muftis acting on Modi’s behest’

Omar addresses election rallies at Rajpora, Wachi

Wachi-Shopian: Terming PDP a brain child of BJP, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is also the Working President of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference said that Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) founded PDP as its J&K State Unit and nurtured Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter to hatch an elaborate conspiracy of dividing the people of this State in general and people of the Valley in particular.

According to a statement issued to KNS, saying that “BJP gave rise to the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir to deceive the people and nurture its communal agenda through PDP”, Omar reiterated that the current Parliamentary Elections had exposed the clandestine liaison between PDP and BJP. Addressing election rallies at Rajpora and Wachi in South Kashmir in favour of NC-Congress Coalition Candidate, Dr. Mehboob Baig, Omar said that the Mufti duo have come out openly to repay the debt they owe to BJP and Narendera Modi for their existence and the birth of their party in Jammu and Kashmir.

Working President of National Conference said that the PDP’s singular goal in fighting these Lok Sabha Elections is to field candidates tactically to support Narendera Modi and BJP by dividing voters on communal and regional lines. He said fielding of candidates by PDP in Jammu-Poonch and Udhampur-Doda Parliamentary Constituencies is clear proof of this tactical help PDP has provided to BJP and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendera Modi.

Omar said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir today stand at a historic juncture where they have to decide whether they want to see totalitarian and communal forces represented by Narendera Modi at the helm of affairs in the Country or see Rahul Gandhi – a consistent and sincere friend of J&K take on the reins of the country. It is Narendera Modi who has categorically stated in the BJP manifesto that BJP is “committed to abrogating Article 370,” and have advocated a Uniform Civil Code in the Country, sidelining sentiments of minorities. These are dangerous indications of Modi’s bent of mind and despite these clear indications, PDP didn’t even think twice before joining hands with Modi.

“By voting in favour of NC-Congress Coalition Candidates you will be ensuring that India will be led by secular and democratic forces and voting in favour of PDP will pave the way for communal forces to govern the Country”, Omar said while asking the people to vote in large numbers in favour of Dr Mehboob Beg and help Rahul Gandhi to be the Prime Minister of the Country. Taking a dig at the performance of Mehbooba Mufti in the Lok Sabha as the then Parliament Member, Omar referred to the historic occasion when she was asked to speak in the Parliament on Amarnath Land Row and she rather than speaking up for the people of this State said “Mei Kya Bolun Yaar”!

“Instead of this Dr. Mehboob Baig as the Parliament Member from South Kashmir has not only made scores of resounding and courageous speeches in the Parliament about the issues of Jammu and Kashmir and its people but also raised about a hundred different questions about the development of Jammu and Kashmir”, Omar said while drawing parallels between the work done by Dr. Mehboob Baig as Parliament Member and that of Mehbooba Mufti in the same capacity. The Minister for Rural Development, Ali Muhammad Sagar also spoke on the occasion while MLC Bashir Ahmad Magrey and various senior NC and Congress leaders were present on the occasion. (KNS)