'Will carry forward roadmap of Vajpayee'

'Will carry forward roadmap of Vajpayee'

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday promised that he will follow the policy of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Kashmir if he comes to power.

“Insaniyat (humanity), Jumhuriyat (democracy) and Kashmiriyat is the path shown by Vajpayee ji and it is our duty to carry forward the roadmap and take it to logical conclusion,” Modi said while addressing first of his ‘Bharat Vijay’ rally from close to the Indo-Pakistan International Border, in Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu on Wednesday.

“Had he (Vajpayee) got more time, things would have changed in J&K,” Modi added.
The veteran BJP leader said today’s (Wednesday) rally has been rightly called the ‘Bharat Vijay’ rally as “our crusade is for victory over rising prices, our crusade is against unemployment, against circumstances leading to suicides by farmers and for India’s victory over other ills.”

Launching a scathing attack on J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for allegedly flying helicopters over his December 1 rally and taking pictures of the gathering in an attempt to prove that there were empty spaces in Maulana Azad Stadium Jammu, he said: “Sweeping winds of change are already visible in Jammu and Kashmir. Today, he (Omar) won’t fly the choppers over this rally for fear of violating the Model Code of Conduct.

But if he does, he will see through this crowded stadium which way the wind is blowing,” he said.

Modi will address 185 rallies across the country from March 26. The ‘Bharat Vijay’ rally in Udhampur was the first.

Comments (+)