“How can we galvanize Hurriyat leaders for talks when different BJP leaders at centre speak in different voices over the possible talks with separatists,” former Chief Minister and the National
Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said while addressing party workers during a convention at Dak Bungalow Baramulla on Thursday.
Omar said various voices are emerging from different leaders of BJP at centre which makes the talk about the talks ambiguous. “The union Home Minister who is on a two days visit to Kashmir says we are ready for talks. However, at the same time, minister for defence and external affairs talk in different language while the voice from PMO office conveys a different message” Omar said.
“For the return of peace to the state, there should be a road map like what next after ceasefire. If talks are next then why delay it. Let us start without creating any confusion as is apparent from the statements of different leaders of BJP”.
Omar said it was wrong on the part of the ruling party to accuse NC of not initiating ceasefire during its rule. “Don’t they know that the situation during NC rule was not as worse as at present,” he said. “The ceasefire has been a compulsion for the coalition government as they are left with no choice”.