J&K coalition government stands united: NC



Jammu: Rubbishing Opposition's claim of differences in the NC-Congress coalition, an aide of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the two allies were united by an "ideological bond".

"National Conference and Congress coalition government stands united by an ideological bond and is striving for the holistic development of the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir," Devender Singh Rana, political advisor to Chief Minister, said at a public meeting.

His remarks came amid Opposition's charge that the coalition government was mired in internal differences. "It is an inseparable bond between the two parties and their respective leaderships with the sole objective of serving the people and ensuring the development of the state," he said.

Rana made a scathing attack on the BJP, saying the party has lost its relevance in the state. "It is a party which has always played with the emotions of the people of the region by raising communal passions in a bid to divide the society on the basis of religion," he said.

In a frontal attack on leadership of PDP, Rana said the party has no ideological base and is frustrated and is raising hollow slogans. "PDP is in a habit of making accusations and then not standing by them," he said.

On the PDP's allegations of corruption, Rana said, "National Conference has established State Accountability Commission and if the PDP has certain specific allegations they should approach the State Accountability Commission with proof instead of raising slogans."

PTI