At literary function BJP leader targets chief guest Vohra
‘Won’t Address You As Sadr-e-Riyasat’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Apr 25: Governor NN Vohra on Monday faced an embarrassing situation in a literary function when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesperson Dr Jatinder Singh obliquely targeted him, for the former’s “role during the 2008 Amarnath land row” and the “rumoured” revival of the nomenclature of Sadr-e-Riyasat.
Dr Jatinder aimed at the Governor at a largely-attended literary function at Jammu Club this afternoon. Vohra was the chief guest at the function organised in connection with the release of the book “Homeland after Eighteen Years (A 48-hour Travelogue in Kashmir)” authored by noted medical practitioner Dr K L Choudhary.
The BJP leader’s verbal whopping took everybody by surprise when he implicitly pin-pointed Vohra’s role during the Amarnath land row.
“He (Dr Jatinder) repeatedly targeted the Governor in front of a large gathering,” one of the members in the audience told Greater Kashmir.
Dr Jatinder, in his speech, termed the Kashmiri Pandits as the most upright community that whole-heartedly supported the Amarnath land agitation. He said that 90 percent Prabhat Pheris (morning processions) in Jammu during Amarnath agitation were taken out by the KPs and they burnt most of the effigies.
“He (BJP leader) deliberately raised the issue of Sadr-e-Riyasat despite the fact that it was a literary function,” eyewitnesses said.
According to them the BJP spokesman while pointing towards the Governor said; “We will not tolerate you in case we will have to address you as Sadr-e-Riyasat”.
BJP has been claiming that the central and state governments were trying to restore the pre-1953 status in the state and the Kashmir Interlocutors, appointed by the Union Home Ministry, were also working in the same direction.
The Governor, in his address, however made no reference to the remarks of the BJP leader.
Vohra however stressed the need for promoting tolerance, brotherhood and harmony to foster a peaceful, productive and orderly society.
Referring to the partition of the country in 1947 and uprooting of millions of people from their hearths and homes, the Governor said that when societies lose balance and give up tolerance the consequences of such unfortunate episodes lead to disastrous situations.
He stressed the need to ponder over such events in history, adding that whatever be the ideologies and objectives of any political organisation, the society at large, particularly the saner elements therein, must not allow the evolution of an environment which results in destroying the civilisational moorings of the people.
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