Modi's Jammu Rally Is To Trigger Communal Tension: Omar

Modi's Jammu Rally Is To Trigger Communal Tension: Omar

25 November 2013
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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally, scheduled here on Sunday, is aimed at creating communal tension and divide people in the name of religion and region. 'People should be cautious of the attempts taken by a particular political party to create communal tension dividing them in the name of religion and region,' Omar said at a gathering after laying the foundation of Sangar Bridge over River Tawi in Challana of Jammu district today. 'The rally of December 1 announced by BJP in Jammu is aimed at this target,' the Chief Minister added. BJP will open its old Pandora's Box at Sunday's rally (of Narendra Modi), he claimed. He predicted that BJP leaders will talk of abrogation of Article 370, discrimination between Kashmir and Jammu and other emotional issues. 'They will criticise all leaders right from Jawaharlal Nehru to Farooq Abdullah for the political situation in the state in order to create hatred between the Hindus and the Muslims... Between Kashmir and Jammu for vote bank politics.. This has been their trait always,' Omar alleged. 'Give them a befitting reply by showing your unity and commitment for solidarity, communal harmony and brotherhood,' he appealed to the gathering. 'All are aware that when they (BJP leadership) are out of power they raise sensitive issues and flair up emotions of people but when in power they shut the lid of their Pandora's Box and never raise such matters,' he further alleged. The Chief Minister also alleged that BJP's ally in the state People’s Democratic Party (PDP), also thrives on falsehood playing similar cards to divide the people on emotional grounds. He also criticised the PDP for its attempt to malign him linking him with every problem in the state. 'Though, I am of around 40 yet they blame me for things which have happened 60 years back... PDP blames Omar Abdullah because it considers him to be the biggest road block in their designs to astray people by falsehood and propagandist approach,' he alleged. Omar said that parties like BJP and PDP try their best to create tension in the society and take advantage of the division while the National Conference (NC) and Congress are parties which stand for brotherhood, communal amity and unity. 'The Congress and NC are always at the receiving end when communal elements wedge apart society on communal, sectarian and regional grounds', the Chief Minister added. 'Both NC and Congress received losses in the 2008 elections because of the communal tension and charged situation created by communal forces', he claimed. Omar said that the designs of communal parties could be foiled when the NC and Congress will jointly defeat them at all levels. He also alleged that the BJP had attempted to put the state on flames by flaring up the Kishtwar incident and thanked people for their help to restore tranquillity and law and order.