NPP chief accuses BJP, NC of forging secret alliance
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (NPP) has alleged that the National Conference (NC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party had entered into a secret alliance in view of the forthcoming assembly polls in the state.india Updated: Nov 08, 2014 00:05 IST
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (NPP) has alleged that the National Conference (NC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party had entered into a secret alliance in view of the forthcoming assembly polls in the state.
NPP chief Bhim Singh said, "It is not an allegation, it is a charge. Prime Minster Narendra Modi's Diwali visit to Kashmir, which was aimed at interacting with flood victims, was just propaganda. Modi did not visit any locality affected by floods. He, instead, met NC workers and some Congress workers at Raj Bhawan, Srinagar."
The party chief further said: "Modi had an hour-long, closed door meeting with chief minister Omar Abdullah. Omar who, was earlier opposing the elections, welcomed the polls, after meeting Modi."
Bhim Singh maintained, "Modi gave a guarantee that the BJP would rig the elections in NC's favour."
Hinting that the BJP was tampering with Electronic Vending Machines (EVMs), Bhim further demanded that the machines should be transported from Hyderabad, where they were manufactured, and not from Ahmadabad.
Accusing Omar of being the star campaigner of BJP, Bhim stated, "On the other day, Omar stated that the BJP would achieve its target of 44 seats in the elections from Jammu and Ladakh regions. The NC has been exposed in Kashmir and the BJP in Jammu."
Omar Abdullah, on November 1, had said that the Narendra Modi wave was sweeping the state and it would not be surprising if the BJP achieved its goal of 44+ seats in the upcoming elections.
Accusing the BJP of hobnobbing with the NC and People's Democratic Party (PDP), Bhim said, "Earlier, the BJP had some sort of an understanding with the PDP, but after Modi's Diwali visit, it appears that the party has become close to the NC. Now, the party is riding on two horses (NC and PDP)."
Stating that the BJP and the NC had entered into a Rs 570 crore deal to grab power, Bhim said, "The Rs 570 crore package announced by Modi for the reconstruction of damaged houses in the Valley was given to the chief minister's relief fund, which is exempted from any audit. The funds should have been allotted to the National Disaster Management Authority. The PM had instead allotted the money as an election fund to the NC. This is a political disaster and in such circumstances, how will free and fair polls be conducted in the state?"
The NPP chief added, "Despite Modi's efforts, the BJP will not win more than 15 seats in the upcoming polls."
First Published: Nov 07, 2014 19:51 IST