The Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today described the BJP and PDP as power hungry parties saying that there is nothing common between the two.
Addressing the two public gatherings at Kahara and Chatroo areas of Inderwal constituency here, Azad described the present alliance as a combination of opportunist and power-hungry forces, who exploited the sentiments of the people.
The functions was organised by the JKPCC Vice-President G M Saroori-(MLA Inderwal).
While addressing the gatherings Azad said the BJP sought votes to keep PDP (Baap-Beti) away from power, while the PDP did the opposite in the Kashmir valley. He stated that the BJP exploited the sentiments of people of Jammu by various slogans of abrogation of Article 370, rights to PaK West Pakistan refugees, delimitation of constituencies, plots to the border residents, besides promising a Chief Minister from the region.
Azad said that Congress party would fight for the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. "We will fight for your rights and will not allow the Government to deprive you of what is your due," Azad said.
He said that BJP exploited various emotional issues in Jammu region, especially Article 370, citizenship of West PAK refugees, reservation of seats for PaK refugees, issues of border residents and assurance to have chief minister of Jammu region and more particularly to prevent PDP from coming to power.
He said that PDP sought votes from Kashmir to keep BJP out from power, besides its agenda of self-rule and other such issues which were totally oppose BJP ideology. He said that for the last six months the present coalition has created numerous controversies and vitiated the atmosphere in the state because of their wrong policies and inherent contradictions. He said that two parties openly admit their ideological and other differences in all important issues but still want to stick to power.
Azad referred to the plight of farmers in the state and elsewhere in the country, said that Modi led Government has adopted its pro-corporate approach and the falsehood on various issues are getting exposed day by day. He said that prices during the past one and half year of the 'Modi Government' have exposed the hollowness of slogans of 'Achhe Din' of the Modi led government.