Goa meet: State BJP fails to raise Doda cop's issue
Before leaving for Goa to participate in the national working committee meet of the party, the state unit of the BJP had assured with great assertion that the conspiracy of implication of sub-inspector Shiv Krishan Sharma would be taken up vociferously, but back home they have nothing to offer on the issue.india Updated: Jun 14, 2013 20:57 IST
Before leaving for Goa to participate in the national working committee meet of the party, the state unit of the BJP had assured with great assertion that the conspiracy of implication of sub-inspector Shiv Krishan Sharma would be taken up vociferously, but back home they have nothing to offer on the issue.
" This is an issue of great importance in which a nationalist has been trapped for wrong means upon whom senior BJP leader LK Advani has showered praise for his fight against militancy.
We would bring this into the knowledge of High Command and bring home some resolution on it," was the strongly worded press statement of the BJP before leaving for the Goa meet.
Back home, the party has nothing to say on the issue as the state unit president Jugal Kishore Sharma admitted that "among other big issues", the sub-inspector's case could not be pleaded.
"There were other big issues like the government's rehabilitation policy of militants, discrimination in honors to Sarabjit Singh and Chamail Singh, Chinese incursion etc among which SI Shiv Krishan's case remained at the backburner," said Jugal Kishore Sharma, while being unable to reply satisfactorily as to why the state team could not put his case which they took as burning issue into high command congregate.
Former president and senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh who also accompanied the six-member state team for Goa meet said among the Naxal attacks and the terrorism issue, the case of SI Shiv Krishan, too, was discussed with some party leaders, but it was on the sidelines of the actual meet.
"We talked to some of the leaders on his innocence being soiled in the state, and they listened to the problem. However, since the focus was more on the Naxal attacks in the country, SI Shiv Shankar's case could not come up for a deliberation," said Nirmal Singh adding that a resolution on it was not possible.
One of the senior party leader, wishing not to be named, said though the entire state units were coming for Goa meet, allegedly having their own state agendas with them, all were quite sure of "some political hoopla" likely to raise on the occasion, as actually happened on Modi-Advani jugglery, as it was last meet before the general elections.
"SI Shiv Krishan issue or terrorists rehab policy, all were fillers for the meet, which was totally focused on Modi's elevation and its consequence reactions in the party," he said.
First Published: Jun 14, 2013 17:45 IST