Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday ruled out any alliance with the BJP, saying he would not even shake hands with its leaders from a distance in view of the comments of its president Amit Shah.
He also said that the National Conference will fight the forthcoming Assembly elections alone and will not enter into any pre-poll alliance with Congress.
According to KNS correspondent while talking to the reporters on the sidelines of a function in Ganderbal, he said, “Recently, the BJP president made comments about Jammu and Kashmir, my party (National Conference) and even my family. I perhaps would not even shake hands with BJP from a distance.” Stating that the alliance with Congress was not fruitful Omar told reporters that the National Conference will go alone in the Assembly polls and will not enter into any pre-poll alliance with Congress.
Stating that the defeat on all the three Parliament seats was unexpected, Omar said, “The reason for defeat was that our leaders couldn’t mobilise workers properly.” He expressed hope that NC would do better in assembly polls. “If we haven’t succeeded 100 percent in running the government in last six years, but at the same time we have not also failed 100 percent to deliver.”
Replying to the other question asked by the reporters Omar said that he feels that all the projects which were brain child of UPA-II in Jammu and Kashmir are being inaugurated by Narendra Modi. “I feel sad that former Prime Dr Minister Manmohan Singh didn’t inaugurate these projects himself. Instead he left them for Modi,” he said.
Expressing concern over rising incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan, the Chief Minister said that the ceasefire violations should not happen and both India and Pakistan should talk on the issue. “The ceasefire violations should not happen I want the Prime Minister to talk to Pakistani authorities and tell them that ceasefire violations are not right,” Omar said and added that the ceasefire violations happen every now and then.
“Our endeavour is to try to make sure that it does not have much impact on the general public,” he said. The Chief Minister ruled out any link between ceasefire violations with coming Assembly elections and August 15 celebrations. “There is no link between the two,” he added.