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BJP unapologetic about role in Amarnath issue

BJP is "unapologetic" for its role in the Amarnath agitation and it feels that the protests in Jammu were the result of accumulation of grievances.

delhi Updated: Aug 13, 2008 19:19 IST

BJP is "unapologetic" for its role in the Amarnath agitation and it feels that the protests in Jammu were the result of accumulation of grievances.

In reply to allegations levelled by one of the parties supporting the UPA against the BJP for "fuelling communal tensions" in Jammu and Kashmir in the all-party meet on the issue, the saffron party's representative shot back saying that there is nothing to be apologetic about its support to the Amarnath agitation, sources said.

"We are unapologetic about our role in the Amarnath agitation. It is the response of the masses due to the accumulation of their grievances. If parties supporting UPA can plead for organisation like SIMI why can't we stand with the masses," BJP's representative Arun Jaitley told the meeting headed by Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil.

The sources said that the UPA's supporting party had reservation to a senior BJP leader proclaiming in a rally in the capital that the saffron party would hold agitation on the issue across the country.

The UPA ally claimed it would further fuel the tension, the sources said.

BJP on Wednesday demanded initiation of the delimitation process in the state of Jammu and Kashmir claiming it to be a "constitutionally approved process, which is long due in the state."