Saffron party must shun politics of duplicity, deceit and double standards: Harsh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Mar 09, 2015 21:12 IST

Asserting that J&K can't be made a hostage to politicking by the BJP-PDP alliance, Panthers Party chairman Harsh Dev Singh has lambasted the saffron party for its utterly meek and shameful response in the face of a highly aggressive posturing adopted by its alliance partner for promotion of its avowed agenda in the state.

He said that it was unfortunate that the BJP has sought to downplay the release of hardcore separatist Masarat Alam with several of its senior state leaders and ministers resorting to lame excuses with nauseating vague assertions of taking up the issue with the PDP leadership.

He said that the lame duck posturing of BJP on the subject is indicative of its total surrender on the issue of its proclaimed principles and ideology for the lust of power.

He said that the BJP in its outlandish ambition to remain in power seems to have ignored the fact that Masarat Alam had waged a war against the nation, carried a huge reward on his head for pro-secessionist activities and was detained under the PSA and other offences more than a dozen times. Immediate after his release, he has further warned to carry forward the anti-India campaign, Singh added.

He said that it was regrettable that rather than ensuring the revocation of the release order of Alam, the BJP leaders, including deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh, were issuing statements of a strong and stable government and vouching for its continuance for full six years.

Singh said that the state unit of BJP owed an explanation to the people of the state for its criminal silence over the spate of announcements and measures announced by the PDP in furtherance of its highly controversial agenda.

Reminding the BJP of the slogan of 'zero tolerance' on terrorism given by PM Narendra Modi in the Parliament, Singh lamented that such announcements had remained confined to paper only with BJP leaders playing hide and seek in J&K.

He said that each announcement and decision taken by the PDP during the last six days was incompatible with the BJP's
core philosophy but the latter failed to put up any strong resistance except the use of highly glamorous and fashionable phrases of 'zero tolerance'.

He said that the BJP must realise that the kind of political debauchery it was indulging in, could make its 'Ghar Wapsi' in Jammu impossible in the days to come.

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