Omar attempts to ‘draw parallel line of secessionism’: BJP
Jammu, Oct 24: Deputy leader of Bhartiya Janata Party in Rajya Sabha S S Ahluwalia on Sunday said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s remarks about J&K’s accession indicate that he was addressing the ‘interests’ of Pakistan and want to draw a “parallel line of secessionism” in the valley to gain “public sympathy”.
“By making such remarks he (Omar) wanted to draw a parallel line. He was addressing the interests of Pakistan. He is using the same language which ‘secessionist’ forces are inducing in Kashmir,” Ahluwalia told reporters on the sidelines of a rally organised by Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Forum (JKPF) to celebrate Accession Day.
The BJP leader said, “Whatever Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said in valley to promote Pakistan’s agenda, Omar has gone a mile ahead in his obsession with separatism that disqualifies him immediately to remain as chief minister of the state.”
Expressing surprise over the statement, Ahluwalia said, “He (Omar) is the first person being the Chief Minister who has created such an issue by questioning the accession of the state with India”. He said that the chief minister has no right to continue on a constitutional post, when he himself was raising fingers on the constitution, under which he has taken oath to serve the people and the state.
Asserting that his party would take up the issue in the parliament in the upcoming winter session, commencing November 9, the BJP leader said, “We will not allow the House to function until and unless action is taken against the Union Ministers for Home, External Affairs and Law or till they tender public apology over their support to the CM on the issue”. He also suggested the Chief Minister to go through the statement of his grandfather, Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah which he had made in Constituent Assembly on November 5, 1951. On a question to ongoing visit of the interlocutors to Jammu and Kashmir, he said, “The appointment of three interlocutors in the valley is an exercise by Centre to give final shape to the roadmap which has already been formulated through quiet diplomacy.”
He, however, warned that whatever had been ‘cooked’ by the Centre beneath the veil would not be implemented until it is not discussed and deliberated with the opposition.
“Any attempt in this regard would prove futile as no decision from any corner could be imposed on the state until the people of all walks are taken into consideration,” said Ahluwalia”.
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