While terming opposition Peoples Democratic Party a brainchild of the BJP, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday alleged PDP was founded to divide the people of Jammu and Kashmir in general, and people of the Valley in particular.
“BJP gave rise to the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir to deceive the people and nurture its communal agenda through it,” Omar alleged at election rallies in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
He claimed that the ongoing parliamentary elections had exposed the clandestine liaison between PDP and BJP. “(PDP patron) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter (Mehbooba Mufti) have come out openly to repay the debt they owe to BJP and Narendra Modi for their existence and the birth of their party in Jammu and Kashmir,” the Chief Minister claimed.
“The PDP’s only goal in fighting these Lok Sabha elections is to field candidates tactically to support Narendera Modi and BJP by dividing voters on communal and regional lines. Fielding of candidates by PDP in Jammu-Poonch and Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituencies is clear proof of this tactical help PDP has provided to BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Modi,” he alleged.
Omar, who is working president of ruling National Conference, said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir today stand at a historic juncture “where they have to decide whether they want to see totalitarian and communal forces represented by Modi at the helm of affairs in the country or see Rahul Gandhi - a consistent and sincere friend of J&K take on the reins of the country.”
“It is Modi who has categorically stated in the BJP manifesto that his party is committed to abrogate Article 370 and have advocated a Uniform Civil Code in the country, sidelining sentiments of minorities. These are dangerous indications of Modi’s bent of mind and despite these clear indications, PDP didn’t even think twice before joining hands with him,” he said.