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NC, Cong brewing separatism: Prof Virender

BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta while reacting to the statement of NC leaders like Gulam Mohd. Saroori, Ajay Sadotra, Ch. Haroon Rashid Khatana along with others, said that during NC rule in the state, particularly during 2008-2014 there was complete chaos, utmost failure of administration as a result the development activities reached their lowest ebb. He said that when Valley and also some parts of Jammu region were faced with huge devastation due to floods Omar Abdullah, then Chief Minister of the State failed to even call the meeting of the State Cabinet to discuss the measures to be taken to face the alarming situation caused. There was complete collapse of official machinery and had the security forces NDMF teams were not engaged to save the lives and properties and immediate Central government help not reached the valley and Srinagar city, the losses would have been tremendous.

He also said that Omar’s government failed in providing employment to the unemployed youth as was promised before the elections. The faulty and unreasonable policy framed by then government where a youth employed was to get only 1/3rd of the basic pay, caused great resentment among the youth and society by large.

Prof. Virender while bringing to the notice of Ajay Sadotra, said that it was BJP which has always been fighting the cause of POJK displaced persons of 1947, 1965 and 1971 and added that it was the Parliamentary Committee headed by BJP leader, N. Vankaiah Naidu that recommended Rs. 25 lakh to each displaced family and added that National Conference right from the very beginning, paid little concern to the problems of POJK displaced persons. He said that when now out of power NC is shedding crocodiles tears, however this would not help NC as people well understand the politics of this regional party.

Prof. Virender Gupta blamed the NC for bowing the seeds of separatism and parochial politics right from its previous birth as—Muslim Conference and it pursued the same communal agenda even after being renamed as NC. He said that present turmoil in the valley and what happened in 1990, 2008 and 2010 and what is prevailing presently in the valley, were the consequences of its communal politics and also the result of its policy of booming separatist forces and added that the demand of Greater Autonomy or pre-1952 position by the party also amounts to separation from Indian Union. He said that leaders of NC itself off and on challenge the accession of J&K state with India.