Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah is trying to cover up his mis-governance and administrative failure by diverting the attention of the people through provocative statements, which can cause communal tension.
Addressing mediapersons at the party headquarters, Jammu, Muralidhar Rao said Omar Abdullah is finding it difficult to face the people for not fulfilling any of the promises and is hence indulging in issuing such statements, which is very unfortunate.
He added that the Congress is more responsible for Omar's misdeeds and divisive utterances from time to time as it has extended full support and free hand to him.
On Article 370, Rao said it needs to be abrogated as it has been misused by the National Conference to continue in power.
He added that this article has only harmed the interest of the common people and induced sense of separation. He said the party will focus on J&K and expose the "anti-people" policies of the NC-Congress coalition.
Announcing party's decision to launch a campaign at national-level against the UPA, Rao said Manmohan Singh-led government at the Centre has failed on all fronts and the country is passing through worst economic crisis.
"The only achievement of the UPA has been scams, misuse of the CBI and IB to shield corrupt ministers and leaders of the Congress and allies of the UPA. Our foreign policy under the UPA has received setback as the countries like Pakistan and China have been continuing with their anti-India crusade," he said.
Alleging that the value of Indian rupee has gone down and the present economic position has worsened even more than the similar phase, which was seen in 1991, he said this situation has not moved Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he gets "pension from World Bank in dollars" and has no concern over decline in rupee's value.
Supporting the Telangana issue, he said it will not cause any problem for Andhra Pradesh in any matter and the sentiments of the people need to be honoured.
Commenting on the appointment of Narendra Modi as election committee in-charge, Rao said Modi is a popular leader of the country and after his recent appointment there is a positive wave in favour of the BJP, which has shocked the Congress and other parties who fear their total ouster in the coming days.