Kathua: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched an all out attack at the families of former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu and Kashmir, alleging two families ‘ruined’ three generations of the state and he will not allow them to ‘divide’ India. He was addressing a Lok Sabha Elections 2019 rally in favour of BJP candidate Jitendra Singh.
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In an apparent response to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti’s demand for a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi said, “Abdullah family and Mufti family destroyed lives of 3 generations of J&K. The bright future of J&K can be ensured only after their departure. They can bring their entire clan into field, can abuse Modi as much as they want but they won’t be able to divide this nation.”
“Be it Jammu, Kashmir or Leh Ladakh. Every child of this place is an Indian citizen,” he added.
Meanwhile, hitting out at the Congress, PM Modi said that the party’s policies were behind migration of Kashmiri Pandits from Valley. “Due to the policies of Congress, Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their own home. Congress and their friends were so worried about their vote bank that they overlooked the atrocities on Kashmiri Pandits,” he said.
“I would like to ask Congress, who would do justice when they did injustice for 60 years? Will Congress ever be able to provide justice to Kashmiri Pandits? Will they be able to provide justice to those massacred in 1984 riots?” the Prime Minister asked.
Claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making efforts to form law to provide citizenship to families which have come here helplessly from Pakistan, the PM said, “Congress might avoid taking their name but this chowkidar is committed to let Kashmiri Pandits live on their land. Work has begun. We’re also making efforts to form law to provide citizenship to families which have come here helplessly from Pakistan and believe in ‘Ma Bharti’.”
The Prime Minister also hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for skipping Saturday’s event to pay respect to martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
“He (Capt Amarinder Singh) boycotted the event. Do you know why? Because he was busy in ‘bhakti’ of ‘Congress parivar’. He went to Jallianwala Bagh with naamdar but didn’t find it right to attend event with Vice President This is the difference between ‘Rashtrabhakti’ and ‘Parivar bhakti’.”
Adding, he said, “I have known Capt Amaridner Singh for a long time. I have never raised a question on his patriotism. I can understand the kind of pressure which must have been put on him for this kind of ‘Parivar bhakti’.”
Exuding confidence over BJP’s victory in ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019, he said that the wave in favour of the BJP was stronger this time than in 2014. “According to opinion polls and surveys, the BJP will get thrice the seats that Congress will win,” the PM said.
The second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is scheduled for April 11. The seven phased polls will conclude on May 19. The counting of votes is scheduled for May 23.