A day after Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the Legislative Assembly, the Jammu and Kashmir president of the BharatiyaJanata Party Ravinder Raina Thursday accused top Congress leaders of “planning the unholy PDP-National Conference-Congress alliance from the office of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi”.
“We had strong inputs from agencies that top Congress leaders, including GhulamNabi Azad, had secret meetings at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, where a conspiracy was hatched to form a PDP-NC-Congress alliance. We were also told that Rahul Gandhi was the mastermind of this unholy alliance,” Raina alleged.
“Had such an alliance been formed it would have been dangerous for the unity and the integrity of the country. Thanks to Governor Malik that he didn’t let them succeed,” Raina said.
Raina said he wanted to ask Congress “whether people from across the border or separatists will decide as to who will be the chief minister of this (J&K) state”.
He said the Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party leader Sonia Gandhi were “aware of the secret meetings in Pak High Commission office in New Delhi”.
“Congress party has been exposed for its love for Pakistan, separatists and other anti-national elements,” he alleged.
He said Congress backstabbed the “nationalist people of Jammu and Ladakh regions” and called it “pro-Lashkar, pro-Hizb, pro-Jaish and pro-Hurriyat”.
Raina said, “NC and PDP have already earned bad name for their soft corner towards militants and separatists at the cost of people of Jammu, but now, even the Congress party has been exposed for its hatred towards the nationalist people of Jammu region.”
Meanwhile, the BJP welcomed Governor’s decision to dissolve the Assembly and alleged that PDP was “misleading the Governor by staking claim for forming government because it never had the numbers.”The BJP core group, former ministers and former MLAs Thursday held series of meetings at the party headquarters here during which they welcomed the Governor’s decision.
Ravinder Raina, former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta, MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, former ministers Bali Bhagat, Sham Lal, state general secretaries, and other senior leaders, who attended the meetings, said that PDP, NC and Congress were trying to form government by “ignoring Jammu and Ladakh regions”.