Srinagar, Nov 10: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said those who raise voices against “BJP’s policies are labeled as anti-national” by the BJP leaders.
“Jammu and Kashmir has been pushed backwards since Article 370 was abrogated. At that time, BJP leaders tried to mislead people of Jammu that the region will prosper after abrogating Article 370. See now the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” he told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS).
He said, “Those who are raising voices against BJP’s policies are labeled as anti-nationals. We are asking them why our land is being sold, why jobs are snatched from our youth. Where are 50,000 jobs which were promised at the abrogation of Article 370?”
Farooq Abdullah is camping in Jammu for last several days where he has been meeting people from various walks of life.
Leaders of Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration recently also held a meeting in Jammu at Dr Farooq Abdullah residence. They also decided to contest DDC elections jointly.
At least seven political parties have formed the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration for restoration of Article 370 which the Centre abrogated on August 5 last year.
The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration has also given it a formal structure with Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti its president and vice president, respectively.
Traditionally bitter political rivals, the National Conference, People’s Democratic Party have decided to keep their individual rivalries in suspended animation and fight together to get Article 370 restored.
The Centre revoked the special constitutional status of the state and also bifurcated it into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
These parties had reaffirmed their commitment to the declaration and vowed to fight unitedly against the Centre’s decision to alter the region’s status under Article 370 of the Constitution.