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BJP asks Congress to withdraw support for Omar-led govt

india Updated: Aug 03, 2010 21:59 IST

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Charging the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with failing to control the upsurge in violence in the Valley, the BJP today asked the Congress to withdraw support to the ruling NC-led coalition.

"Congress should immediately withdraw its support. The chief minister has no right to continue if his government cannot identify the persons behind the present turmoil and fail to control the worsening law and order situation," BJP state spokesperson Ramesh Arora told reporters here.

He alleged that history is repeating itself and Omar Abdullah is following the path and ideology of his grand father Sheikh Mohd Abdullah.

"Congress was responsible for not trusting Maharaja Hari Singh and placing confidence in Sheikh. The mistake was rectified in 1953 when Sheikh was arrested for instigating people for right of self determination," Arora said.

"The same blunder is again being repeated by Congress as the party has given conditional support to Omar Abdullah..," he said.

Congress leaders, who have adopted silence, are basically responsible for the present situation and the party should withdraw support to the government, another BJP leader Nirmal Kamal said.