Dismiss pro-independence NC-led government: BJP
Urging state governor NN Vohra to "discharge his constitutional obligations towards the nation" by immediately invoking Section 92 of the State Constitution to dismiss the NC-led coalition government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state general secretary Bali Bhagat and Hari Omindia Updated: Jan 17, 2014 21:30 IST
Urging state governor NN Vohra to "discharge his constitutional obligations towards the nation" by immediately invoking Section 92 of the State Constitution to dismiss the NC-led coalition government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state general secretary Bali Bhagat and Hari Om, political advisor to state BJP president Jugal Kishore Sharma on Friday alleged that the NC had "crossed all limits by demanding independent status for Kashmir".
"The NC has become a threat to national security and its continuation in the highest executive office even for a moment would prove detrimental to the paramount national interests and interests of the people of the state," they alleged.
"It wants to restore in Kashmir a situation as it existed before 1420. The NC has all through communalised the polity and society in Kashmir to promote its selfish interests. It has consistently abused the Indian Constitution and Indian institutions like the army, Election Commission, comptroller and auditor-general and Supreme Court, to arouse anti-India passions in the Valley.
Till the other day, its demand was greater autonomy, bordering on virtual sovereignty, but on Wednesday, the NC revolted against India by demanding independent status for Kashmir," alleged Bhagat and Om while interacting with reporters at the party headquarters.
The leaders were reacting to NC general secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmed's January 15 Srinagar statement that the NC favoured "independent country status" for Kashmir and it was "Sultan Shahabuddin who had consolidated Kashmir's independence, paving the way for Budshah to make it a welfare state".
"By making these anti-national statements while addressing party workers in Srinagar, the NC has exposed itself and its pro-separatist credentials," they alleged.
"The BJP has defeated the pro-autonomy, pro-independence and pro-self-rule elements in the past and it will fight out the anti-national forces in the Valley to isolate and defeat them. There should be no doubt it," they claimed.
Urging the governor to "act fast", they said failure to do so would "embolden the separatists in Kashmir".
"This would not send the right signal", they said, adding that the Congress should also make its stand clear on what Sheikh Nazir said.
First Published: Jan 17, 2014 21:28 IST