Omar Abdullah’s National Conference (NC) will be taking legal action against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for terming its alliance with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Congress as ‘terror-friendly’.
On Wednesday evening, the three parties showed interest of forming a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. But within hours, Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the state assembly citing the ‘impossibility of forming a stable government by coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies’.
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With Valley’s political scene in turmoil, the BJP took to passing derogatory statements. NC leader, Omar Abdullah called the statement outright defamatory.
“It is too much now. They had nothing to say in response to us so they make this defamatory allegation. Till yesterday, they were partners of PDP”, said Mr. Abdullah
Abdullah said such allegations cannot go unanswered. “Because non-BJP parties have the numbers in assembly and are coming together to form a government, they become ‘terror-friendly’ and ‘anti-national’. This won’t be tolerated,” he added.
Meanwhile, BJP-J&K in-charge Ram Madhav had made sensational statement that PDP and NC had boycotted last month’s local body polls because they had instructions from across the border. He told ANI that “probably they had fresh instructions from across the border to come together and form the government. What they did prompted the Governor to look into the whole issue.”
Abdullah registered a strong objection and asked Madhav to prove the allegation or be man enough to apologize. Madhav took back his words tweeting that Abdullah had denied that there was any external pressure. “The sudden love between NC and PDP and the hurry to form the government leads to many suspicions and political comments,” Madhav said.
J&K has been under the Governor’s Rule since the fallout of the PDP-BJP government in June. BJP has tried to draw in People’s Conference Sajjad Lone as a possible-alliance, and had even expressed interests about forming the government but didn’t have enough numbers.