‘Abrogation’ of Article 370 from J&K, Ram Mandir construction are BJP’s top agenda

Jammu, Jun 26: Days after breaking alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), BJP on Tuesday said that ‘abrogation’ of Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir and construction of Ram temple on Ram Janam Bhoomi are the top agenda of the party.
“Let me make one thing very clear that BJP is committed to abrogate Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” Anil Jain, BJP National General Secretary here told reporters after attending the programme organised by the state unit on ‘Save Democracy’ Day observed as ‘Black Day’ by the party.
He said, “BJP is committed to saving cow, uniform civil code, Article 370, Ram Temple and Ganga, there is no doubt in it and we will remain committed for the same.”
“Article 370 was the part of our Agenda of Alliance with PDP and will remain in our agenda. Though it may get delayed due to some reasons but we are committed for it,” said Jain.
He also said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi must clear his stand on controversial remarks of its leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saif-ud-Din Soz and the action that will be taking against them.
The recent statements given by Congress leaders Soz and Azad clearly showcase the mindset of Congress. They support the stone pelters and virtually shield the terrorists and their supporters, which is not at all good for the country, he said.
“Congress and its supported fragments are today turning into a group of “Pakistan favouring faction”. BJP totally denounces these anti National acts. BJP will always expose these elements,” he added.
“Pakistan is promoting terrorism in India and any statement supporting the terrorists or instigating them, must be exposed and this is what BJP is doing by exposing Congress,” he added.
Jain said that no force will be allowed by the BJP to disintegrate Kashmir’s merger with India and added, “when BJP formed government with the PDP, a common minimum programme was framed keeping in view the overall and equitable development of all the three regions, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.”
“Although our ideologies were not on the same page but CMP was framed on various developmental issues and peace,” he added and said that Centre supported PDP by all means. We brought developmental schemes and others but unfortunately CM Mehbooba Mufti headed government failed to deliver and did no justice to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”
“On many occasions, our ministers issued warnings and also raised questions on the functioning of PDP Government but when things were not on track, we were left with no other option than pulling out of the government.”
“Our experiment with PDP failed,” he claimed and said, “our soldiers were killed, a journalist was killed, situation in Kashmir valley deteriorated and finally, we decided to break alliance with the PDP.”
“As it was not an easy decision but our ministers and whole cadre, chanting ‘bharat mata ki jai’ welcomed the step,” said the BJP leader.
On dissolution of J&K Assembly after Governor’s Rule was demanded by the opposition parties Congress and the National Conference, he said, “if we wanted to indulge in horse trading, we would not have pulled out of the Government.”
“Governor Rule will be there unless peace restores in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added and said that nobody is in hurry for elections. “Are they (opposition) in hurry? Go and ask them,” he asserted.
However, the BJP leader said that PDP-BJP alliance was not ‘unholy’, adding, “had it been ‘unholy’ alliance, no development would have taken place. Jammu and Kashmir saw development under this rule despite difference of ideologies between both the parties.” (UNI)