Cong holds BJP responsible for terror attacks

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Dec 06, 2014 21:18 IST

The Congress has said the BJP is responsible for terror attacks in the state as the latter is adopting soft approach to separatism. It accused the Centre of not acting tough against Pakistan.

"The BJP for petty political gains in the Valley is being soft on separatism. It is trying to be too friendly with Pakistan and it has emboldened the terrorists to make strike at their will," said Congress minister and party candidate from Akhnoor Sham Lal Sharma on Monday.

While addressing party workers, he paid rich tributes to the security personnel who laid down their lives battling against the terrorists in Kashmir on Friday.

He said instead of supporting security forces the BJP for vested political interests has joined the National Conference and the People's Democratic Party in demanding revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Sharma said that the BJP had first stated that there is no need for this Act, but later denied saying so and chief minister Omar Abdullah has been consistently making revocation of AFSPA a political issue in his election rallies.

Sharma said Pakistan only understands language of toughness but unfortunately the Centre is trying to be too friendly with Pakistan and separatists.

Condemning the attack, he said these are acts of frustration as the people are reposing faith in ballot.

The people will

defeat the nefarious designs of the terrorists and separatists, he addressed.

"The valiant soldiers have protected and guarded the sovereignty of India by sacrificing their lives and nation will always remain indebted to them," said Sharma.

The Congress leader alleged that the NC and the BJP have entered into an alliance and the people of Jammu have seen their game plan.

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