No doubt, mainstream political parties do represent and defend New Delhi’s interests in J & K but how strange that in any election season these parties take Anti-India stance; this, for obvious reasons. Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti in their election rallies are seen hitting hard at New Delhi and Sajad Lone too leaves no stone unturned to prove New Delhi’s policies on J & K unrealistic and wrong.
The elections are fought on ideologies and to strengthen relations between state and the center in order to provide better governance and to ensure bright future for the masses, however in J & K while masses accuse regional parties of behaving like proxies of New Delhi, the mainstream regional parties change their color especially in election season. as those representing New Delhi in Kashmir are compelled to take anti-India stance during elections. Rather highlighting New Delhi’s achievements in J & K these regional parties are compelled to expose the failures and betrayals of New Delhi.
It should not be difficult for anyone to conclude that despite being core Indians by heart, People like Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Sajad Lone need to take New Delhi head on.
Rather trying to strengthen New Delhi’s narrative over various sensitive issues, the regional parties hesitate even in claiming J & K being India’s integral part. Policy makers in New Delhi should seriously try to analyze and find why New Delhi’s Own people find themselves so helpless that they can’t highlight even a single genuine achievement they have made during their successive regimes.
While Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are busy in talking about atrocities on Kashmiri people, Farooq Abdullah has started praising separatist leaders. No matter how many people caste their vote, but the matter of grave concern for New Delhi should be that no mainstream party dares to claim that it will protect India’s interest in J & K.
Even Sajad lone has been compelled to claim that he is maintaining distance from BJP. New Delhi may claim election process a success but should not forget that in any election season its own people need to accuse and abuse New Delhi on all fronts and have to praise Pakistan one way on the other.
The sense of social, moral and political insecurity among pro India politicians during election season should force New Delhi to understand that it has failed in J & K since last 70 years and the claim of winning hearts and minds of Kashmiris is a Himalayan lie.
The election speeches of people like Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Lone and others expose their duel character as once the elections are over they will for sure take a 360 degree U-turn and will start accusing pro-resistance leaders, stone palters, Militants and even common masses of playing in the hands of Anti-national elements.
If New Delhi’s proxies in J & K are not able to carry out their limited election campaign without praising Pakistan and all those often being called anti nationals, then one should accept the fact that there is a huge descent on the ground and mainstream parties cannot bridge the gap between Srinagar and New Delhi.
While Omar Abdullah is right in making the claim that people in Mehbooba Mufti’s own constituency preferred not to vote but he should have moral courage to confess that Farooq Sahib got elected to parliament even with lesser percentage of votes and this times people preferred to stay away in constituencies where stalwarts of N.C and other parties are hailing from.
The shameless thing is that Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah are busy in talking about low percentage of votes in each other’s respective constituencies, ignoring the fact that they have remained Chief Ministers of the State and claim to be representing the people of entire state.
Both these parties have already lost their regional character by surrendering two seats of Jammu province to Congress.
It is high time for New Delhi to realize that without resolving Kashmir dispute in accordance with sentiments, aspiration and sacrifices of People of J & K, even its own people need to survive on Anti-India stand and have to praise Pakistan and pro-resistance forces. New Delhi has a right to claim election process a success but should not forget the fact that even its own proxies feel shy from telling masses that J & K is India’s integral part.