BJP blames Congress for `mis-governance` in J&K

Opposition BJP today said the Congress should also take the "blame of misgovernance" in Jammu and Kashmir as it is a constituent of the government in the state.

Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 00:37 AM IST

New Delhi: Opposition BJP today said the
Congress should also take the "blame of misgovernance" in
Jammu and Kashmir as it is a constituent of the government in
the state.

"Government is blaming the state government of J&K.
Congress has said it is part of the state government. They
must also take the blame of misgoverance...it cannot put
itself aloof," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javedkar told PTI.

To a question on government deciding to call an all-party
meeting on Wednesday, Javedkar said "we will react on the
issue after we get an invite and agenda of the proposed
meeting."

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad meanwhile, said, "we
certainly welcome the meet in the sense that we will convey
our views to the government."

He said government should not remain in any self
delusion that by weakening the armed forces special powers Act
or by withdrawing it...the separatists would be happy."

Demanding the removal of J&K CM Omar Abdullah, Prasad
said "The separatists have an agenda. They want to loosen
India`s control over political process in Kashmir which has
been compounded by a highly unpopular and inefficient CM
Omar Abdullah who needs to be replaced."

He said the real motive of separatists was revealed in
the form of violent incidents on Eid. "The real face of
separatists was unmasked."

Asked whether there is a trust deficit, Prasad said
Congress is part of the government in J&K and if there is a
trust deficit, Congress is equally responsible."

Criticising the Congress, he said "They have not
understood the enormity of the problem. And let us not do
anything under the compulsion of vote-bank politics. Security
assessment of security forces ought to be given due
consideration."

PTI