BJP asks NC to define ‘fringe’

Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday asked the chief spokesperson on National Conference Aga Ruhullah to define who are the fringe elements and accused it of having an elitist mindset.
BJP asks NC to define ‘fringe’
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Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday asked the chief spokesperson on National Conference Aga Ruhullah to define who are the fringe elements and accused it of having an elitist mindset.     

Reacting to Ruhullah' statement that RSS –BJP combine uses coercion and violence to grind its own axe, BJP spokesman Khalid Jehangir in a  statement said, "BJP is a national party and has been active in the state since independence. It does not need the offices of PDP or NC to be introduced. PDP was an ally. But our first ally in the state was the National Conference. It has been the traditional ploy of these parties to bend its back backwards showering praises when they are enjoying power in an alliance and then berating the same when out of power ."

He said that it Aga Ruhullah  should check the meeting schedules of NC top leadership when they are in Delhi in a "begging mode."

He said, "I request Aga sahib to check the poll percentage in the last Parliament elections when their top most leader Dr Farooq Abdullah got elected. The total poll percentage when NC and PDP contested, in the Srinagar Municipal area was less than two percent ( 2%) That speaks volumes about the attractiveness of both the parties put together. Incidentally both are products of poll boycott in 1996 and 2002. I take exception to calling someone fringe in the society. I request Aga sahib to define "fringe."  "This shows the elitist mindset of this party who look down up some sections of the society and call them fringe."

Jehangir said, "BJP does not have blood on its hands. NC hands are covered with blood. What a shame it is that the party which rigged elections in 1987 along with Congress and started a strife which shows no signs of abating."

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