Kathua: Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Abdullahs and Muftis, stating that the two families ‘ruined’ three generations of Jammu and Kashmir and added that he will not allow them to ‘divide’ India. The Prime Minister was referring to National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah’s demand for a separate PM for Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Abdullah and Mufti families have ruined three generations in the state. They have laid siege to the state for three generations. For the better future, they need to be voted out,” Modi told a public rally here.
“The bright future of Jammu and Kashmir can be ensured only after their departure. They can bring their entire clan into the field, can abuse Modi as much as they want but they won’t be able to divide this nation,” the Prime Minister added.
Campaigning for Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh, who is seeking re-election from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, the Prime Minister said people in Jammu and Kashmir voted in large numbers in the first phase of polls and ‘rattled’ terrorist leaders, opportunists and demoralized the ‘mahamilavat’ alliance. “You have proven the strength of democracy in India, in the first phase of elections,” Modi stated.
Modi also took the Congress to task. “Congress had been infected with germs. The grand old party’s manifesto promises that AFSPA will be removed from the state if they come to power to demoralise the security forces. Can a patriot speak like this? Shouldn’t our security forces have a safety net,” Modi asked people at the rally.
Modi also accused the Congress of politicising the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary programme.
“The vice-president was in Jallianwala Bagh for the government event. He paid tribute to martyrs but Congress CM (Amarinder Singh) was not there,” he said, charging that nationalism was an insult for the opposition. The Punjab Chief Minister, he said, insulted the Jallianwala Bagh memorial by not attending the government’s programme on the day of the centenary.
Modi said he can understand the kind of pressure Amarinder must have been facing. “I have known Capt Amaridner Singh for a long time. I have never raised a question on his patriotism. I can understand the kind of pressure which must have been put on him for this kind of ‘Parivar bhakti’,” Modi said.
Hitting out at the Congress for migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, Modi said the BJP is committed to bring the community back to their land.