BJP rubbishes Omar`s charge on flag hoisting plan

BJP is organising a Rashtriya Ekta Yatra starting from Kolkata on January 12 which will culminate in Srinagar on January 26.

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2011, 15:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Rubbishing Omar Abdullah`s charge that it was trying to incite violence, BJP on Wednesday said the party`s plan to carry the national flag from West Bengal
to Kashmir Valley and hoist it in Srinagar was aimed at
promoting national sovereignty and solidarity.

"BJP maintains that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral
part of India... We are going to carry the national flag not
in one state but through several states... This is part of a
campaign for national sovereignty and solidarity," Leader of
Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said.

He said the yatra was not aimed at inciting violence.

The principal opposition is organising a Rashtriya Ekta
Yatra starting from Kolkata on January 12 which will travel
through several states and culminate in Srinagar on January
26 with hoisting of the national flag at Lal Chowk on Republic
Day.

At a press conference in Jammu, the Chief Minister
alleged that the BJP wants to set the Valley on fire again and
said if there were any repercussions, he would hold that party
responsible.

PTI