Anantnag, Mar 21: National Conference and Congress on Tuesday assailed PDP for importing RSS into Kashmir, saying that the politically sagacious people won’t allow the machinations of saffron social engineering to succeed in a pluralistic state like Jammu and Kashmir.
“PDP stands exposed for facilitating the RSS to spread its tentacles, first by inducting its political constituent BJP into the government and now by vitiating the atmosphere on communal and regional lines”, senior NC and Congress leaders said while stepping up joint campaign of the alliance candidate Ghulam Ahmed Mir in Annantnag-Pulwama Lok Sabha Constituency and referred to alarming developments of trampling the inclusiveness of the state during over past two years.
Addressing a huge election rally here this morning, National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar described PDP as carbon copy of the RSS, which, he said, is trumpeting the monologue of Nagpur and furthering its interests overtly and covertly. “After electoral victory in Uttar Pradesh and appointment of hardcore Pracharak as Chief Minister, the RSS is emboldened to the extent of spreading its tentacles subtly in the state. He said National Conference stood vindicated the day PDP offered an olive branch to the BJP while forming the government as it always believed the former to be creation of agencies at the behest of top RSS leaders.
Sagar cautioned people against the danger of RSS using proxy channels, as the BJP has put all its weight behind the PDP candidates during the ongoing parliamentary elections in order to weaken secular forces. The BJP has been claiming privately that the vote to PDP will be recognition to RSS presence in the Valley.
“Their monstrous growth and advance can be stopped only when the people of Kashmir get united and show their strength through ballot to negate anti-Kashmir policies. In this context, he referred to attempts of weakening Article 370 and 35-A through various modes. He asserted that National Conference has and will fight these sinister moves forcefully at the strength of peoples’ support.
Urging people to exercise their democratic right carefully, the Pradesh Congress President and the candidate for Anantnag parliamentary constituency Ghulam Ahmed Mir said that fascist forces have no place in Kashmir that has been abode of saints and sages for centuries. “We cannot allow communal forces to take centre-stage in a place known for its composite culture”, he said and nailed the PDP for its deceptive campaign during the 2014 parliamentary and assembly elections.
“By pretending to be anti-BJP before the elections, the PDP not only hoodwinked public opinion in the Valley but also became instrumental in strengthening saffron brigade in Jammu, he said and termed the rhetoric of PDP-BJP in those elections as a fixed match. He warned the dubious and communal forces like PDP and BJP not to test the political maturity of the people in Kashmir, saying they are capable to read between the lines.
Those who spoke on the occasion included former minister Sakina Itoo, Peerzada Ghulam Ahmed Shah, legislators Abdul Majid Larmi, Altaf Ahmed Kaloo, Dr Bashir Ahmed Veeri, former Congress ministers Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Peerzada Mohammed Sayeed, legislators Mohammed Amin Bhat and Gulzar Ahmed besides NC leaders Dr Mohammed Shaffi, Riaz Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed Ganai, Mir Ghulam Mohiudin, Mohammed Ashraf, Ghulam Nabi Badgami, Imran Nabi Dar and Sheikh Rafi.
The National Conference leaders said that the party cadre would ensure landslide victory of Ghulam Ahmed Mir in the upcoming elections. (KNS)