Srinagar: Appealing to BJP to abandon its
plans to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk here, Jammu and
Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the party has
exposed its intention to create trouble in the Valley.
"It is strange that after 19 years, when BJP hoisted
flag in Lal Chowk in 1992, it has again struck to them (BJP)
to hoist the flag in Lal Chowk. It has exposed their intention
of creating trouble," Abdullah told reporters on the sidelines
of a function here.
The Chief Minister appealed to the BJP to stop its
youth wing`s `Rashtriya Ekta Yatra` as it would harm the
improved situation in Kashmir that has attained normalcy after
serious endeavours and hard work.
"I appeal the BJP that it is after serious endeavours
that situation in Kashmir has improved. They should not create
trouble and stop the Yatra as they have no benefit by
continuing it," Omar said.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari yesterday flagged off the
3,037-km Rashtriya Ekta Yatra from West Bengal to Kashmir to
hoist the national tricolour at Srinagar`s historic Lal Chowk
on Republic Day.
While handing over the national flag to Bhartiya Janta
Yuva Morcha president Anurag Thakur, Gadkari had said the
yatra is a symbol of "national unification" and an expression
that shows that India was one from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.