Srinagar: Reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s speech at Nagpur on Saturday, the Opposition National Conference (NC) termed the “surrender” of PDP before its ally BJP as “dangerous” for Jammu and Kashmir.
“It was a matter of shame for the PDP,” NC said in a statement and asked the PDP to “introspect about the costs the state could pay because of its abject surrender to the BJP and the RSS”.
Condemning the RSS chief’s remarks, the NC said, “J&K’s special status was the only constitutional bridge that connected J&K to the rest of the country. The RSS chief should stop misleading the people to stoke passions in the face of growing criticism over the drastic economic slowdown in the country.”
“While the RSS and the BJP have repeatedly made their intentions absolutely clear with regard to Article 35A and Article 370, it is the PDP’s apologetic silence that is a matter of grave concern and is indicative of a complete sell-out that could have dangerous and far-reaching implications for the state and its people,” the NC said.
The NC spokesperson asked the PDP to stop “adding insult to injury” by still talking about its “fictitious Agenda of Alliance” with the BJP.
“Far from agreeing on a ‘status-quo’, BJP and RSS have intensified their overt and covert activities against Article 35A and Article 370. Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks go on to reveal the seriousness and gravity of this onslaught on J&K’s political rights and dignity,” the NC said.
“It is for the Chief Minister to take a call of her conscience and, for once, show some courage in the face of this onslaught against the state by her allies. Her failure to stand up to this onslaught would result in unimaginable consequences for the entire state and (will) deeply affect peace and stability in the region,” the NC said in its statement.