Moazum Mohammad/Junaid Bazaz
Srinagar: The murderous assault on two Kashmiri Muslim truckers rocked the assembly on the last day of its autumn session, with National Conference blaming BJP workers for the attack and accusing the saffron party of “repeatedly indulging in provocative acts to vitiate the atmosphere in the state”.
Besides National Conference, other opposition parties staged a walkout in protest. National Conference legislator Abdul Majeed Larmi said the victims belong to his constituency and the government must investigate into the motive of the attack.
Senior NC leader Ali Mohammad Sagar said, “BJP is repeatedly indulging in provocative acts. What do they want? Do they want a bloodbath?”
Sagar interrupted senior minister Abdul Rehman Veeri, who was providing details about the attack, saying, “The attackers were BJP workers. When your coalition partner is involved in the attack, what action is expected from the government?”
Reacting to Sagar’s remarks, forest minister Bali Bhagat asked him, “What’s your proof? Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed asked Bhagat to “be quiet”.
Not satisfied with the reply, the Opposition walked out of the House.
The Opposition also walked out of the legislative council after Veeri’s statement failed to satisfy them. While leaving the House, NC legislator Qaiser Jamsheed Lone said the assailants were affiliated to BJP.