Patna: Alleging that the inept handling of
the present crisis in Jammu and Kashmir reflected the
"weaknesses and lack of will-power" of the Congress-led UPA
government at the Centre, BJP Monday said it would oppose tooth
and nail any bid to accord autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.
"The present crisis in Jammu and Kashmir reflected the
weaknesses and lack of will power on the part of the
Congress-led UPA government in New Delhi," former BJP
president Rajnath Singh, MP, told reporters.
"According to reports, the Centre is contemplating to
grant autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir at this stage," Singh
He said attempts were also being made to allegedly
dilute the Armed Forces Security Protection ACT (AFSPA).
"We will oppose the dilution of AFSPA and autonomy to
Jammu and Kashmir tooth and nail both inside and outside
Parliament," he said.
Assailing the Congress for allegedly being confused
about tackling the issue related to terrorism being sponsored
from Pakisan ``in an apparent bid to weaken India``, Singh
said it had now been established that the ISI spying for the
neighbour was ‘aiding and abetting’ terrorism.
He renewed his party`s demand for immediately halting
the dialogue with Pakistan till it stopped cross-border
‘No conditions from JD(U)’
Meanwhile, the BJP asserted that its senior
partner, JD(U), had not placed any condition before it not to
deploy Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and its MP Varun
Gandhi for campaigning in Bihar.
“The reports on the JD(U) putting condition against
sending Modi and Gandhi for electioneering in Bihar are
speculative... In fact, our partner has not placed any
condition on the matter,” Singh said.
He said he held talks with JD(U) national president
Sharad Yadav in New Delhi and the latter did not utter a word
about who should campaign from the BJP in Bihar.
``I would also like to put the record straight that the
JD(U) is our partner for the past over 15 years and both the
allies have cordial and close relations``, he said.
Singh said the alliance was a necessity for Bihar`s
growth and ``we are sure that the NDA will stage a comeback
with comfortable majority and the number of seats of both the
allies would increase further this time.``