NC dares PDP to declare that it won`t join hands with BJP

Jammu and Kashmir`s ruling National Conference on Sunday said the party would never join hands with BJP and challenged PDP leaders to take the same vow.

PTI| Updated: Aug 24, 2014, 22:06 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir`s ruling National Conference on Sunday said the party would never join hands with BJP and challenged PDP leaders to take the same vow for ending speculations that the opposition party was going to help the national party in its `Mission Kashmir`.

"(Party) working president Omar Abdullah has said that National Conference will never join hands with BJP in future come what may and dared the PDP leaders to say the same today in view of clear indications that PDP was going to play a role in BJP`s `Mission Kashmir`," a statement issued by NC said.

BJP, which has 11 members in the present assembly, has embarked on `Mission Kashmir` to win at least 44 seats in the state elections to be held by the end of this year, to come to power in the state for the first time.
Omar said that "Dilli Hui Humari, Ab Kashmir Ki Baari (Delhi is ours, now it is Kashmir`s turn)" is in fact a joint-slogan of BJP and PDP.

"Today BJP is eyeing a few seats in Kashmir Valley by counting on two things that could go in their favour electoral boycott in these segments and PDP`s tacit support to BJP candidates in these constituencies," he claimed.

The NC working president said that PDP was blinded by bias and greed and was unable to see how the state has taken huge strides towards development and creation of public infrastructure in the last five-and-a-half years.
"PDP is trying very hard to not only negate the enormous achievements of the last five-and-a-half years but is also maligning and tarnishing the image of Jammu and Kashmir and its people throughout the country.

"They don`t see dozens of new hospitals, improved health care facilities, roads, bridges, additional 1,500 Megawatts of power and state-of-the-art new infrastructure," he said.