New Delhi, April 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lashed out National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for his suggestion that the LoC should be converted into a “Line of Peace and Goodwill” and said that the opposition party in Jammu and Kashmir had no ideology.

State BJP spokesperson Anil Gupta said in a statement that Abdullah has very cleverly changed his stance by demanding that the Line of Control (LoC) be converted into a Line of Peace, thus making it amply clear that his party has no ideology and only believes in arousing passions by playing with people’s emotions for vote-bank politics.

The comments came after Farooq Abdullah on Sunday suggested that the Line of Control (LoC) should be converted into a ‘Line of Peace and Goodwill’ while India and Pakistan should initiate the dialogue process with an active involvement of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to usher harmony and tranquillity in the state.

As quoted by PTI, Gupta claimed that the NC’s dislike for non-Kashmiri speaking Muslim leaders was evident from the fact that when Mirza Afzal Beg resigned from the Maharaja’s cabinet in 1945 due to differences within the party, the Maharaja had appointed Mian Ahmed Yar, an NC leader, “but he was, however, expelled from the party because his presence in the council of ministers was not acceptable to Sheikh Abdullah as Yar was a non-Kashmiri speaking Muslim from Jammu.”