JAMMU, FEB 9: State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party today said that newly-found love of Congress leaders of the State for border dwellers and Army is nothing but another example of opportunistic politics.
In a press release issued here today, BJP said that Congress during its rule did nothing to mitigate their woes but exploited the border dwellers for vote bank politics with false promises. It is the BJP which has not only embarked upon to fulfil the promises made to them but has gone a step ahead by including “development of border areas” as a flagship programme by the Modi led NDA government. Green signal has been given for construction of community and individual bunkers in all the five districts on the IB/LoC in the Jammu region to minimize loss to life and prevent causalities, the compensation for loss of human life and injuries, damage to property, loss of cattle and injury to cattle has been increased manifold. There is a glaring difference in what Congress did for them and what BJP is doing and in order to hide their guilt and non-performance Congress is now shedding crocodile tears by holding road side shows and rallies, accused Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson.
Congress is also misleading the people by blaming the present BJP government at the Centre for heightened tension on the LoC, Brig Gupta said. The truth is otherwise. According to Lt Gen D S Hooda, ex-Northern Army Commander, “the increase in violence along the LoC had actually started during the previous UPA government and has little to do with any political rhetoric.” The Congress is playing politics in the name of the Army which is an apolitical organisation and is best advised to refrain from the same, Brig Gupta said.
The Congress leaders on many occasions have openly expressed support for the terrorists while criticising the Army. Salman Nizami, a joint secretary of JKPCC who had recently campaigned for the party in Gujarat and called Indian Army “a bunch of rapists” in a latest tweet has called Major Aditya “killer”, whereas, the local leaders of the same party are trying to gain public sympathy by condemning Mehbooba Mufti for using the word “black sheep”, Brig Gupta added.