New Delhi, April 19: Taking stock of the recent violent incidents in the aftermath of Srinagar assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a core meeting of the Bharatiya Janta Party to discuss the unrest. The meeting is likely to discuss the inactive role played by the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti to pacify the unrest. The valley has recently witnessed a slew of protests ahead of Srinagar Parliamentary elections which saw a dismal participation of voters. The Election Commission said that only 7 percent electorate turned to booths to cast their votes. Several analysts showed the concern at the dismal turnout as the insurgency-hit valley recorded more participation in comparison with the recent elections. The poll panel declared the senior National Conference leader and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah after the elections.
The valley has also witnessed the murderous attacks on the personnel serving in the Jammu and Kashmir government. Recently, former Public Prosecutor Imitiyaz Ali was assassinated in the attack by suspected militants. Similarly, police officers have been threatened and their houses have been ransacked. An officer of the jail was too threatened where separatist leader Masarat Alam has been lodged.
The meeting is likely to also discuss the judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on Wednesday which decided to continue the cases of conspiracy against senior Bharatiya Janta Party leaders including Lal Krishna Advani, former HRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharati. The meeting may have an impact on the future course of action by the Central Bureau of Investigation in pursuing the case. After the judgement opposition leaders have sought the resignation from leaders like Uma Bharati.
The judgement has come as a shocker to the saffron party which has also created a crisis in the wake of presidential elections scheduled later this year. Killing the presidential bid of the veteran party leaders, the meeting may also discuss the future course of action of the party in ensuring the victory. The judgement has created a moral crisis before the party as the Supreme Court judgement found senior leaders of the party indulging in the conspiracy to demolish the Babri Masjid.
Reacting to the judgement, Union Minister Uma Bharati said that she is proud of her acts and the demolition was not carried out in a pre-conceived conspiracy. She further emphasised that she is ready to go to jail if the apex court finds her guilty.