Riyaz ul Khaliq
Opposition National Conference on Tuesday staged walk out from the Lower House of J&K Legislature over the demand of right wing BJP demand to bomb the Pakistan administered Kashmir.
Led by NC’s Nagrota Lawmaker, Devender Singh Rana, the Opposition wanted PDP led ruling coalition to clarify its stand viz-a-viz Pakistan.
After paying tributes to late Peerzada Ghulam Jeelani, the NC members stood up from their seats and asked Speaker Kavinder Gupta to direct the government to clarify its stand.
“The aerial bomb demand of BJP has created panic in borders of Jammu,” Rana told the house, “the people are not feeling safe given the war cry by the alliance partner of PDP.”
He referred to Kalakote, Dalmia and Poonch areas affected by cross border firing.
Notably, on Monday, BJP Lawmakers asked their government to bomb PaK for “creating trouble in J&K. The BJP members had raised the issue of killing of CRPF men in Pampore on last Saturday.
“We want this PDP government to clarify whether they wasn’t bullets or dialogue,” Rana said addressing Treasury benches.
“Aaap to Boli boli kartay thay,” Rana told the PDP Lawmakers who were silent in their seats. “What will work dialogue or bullet? Your partner is demanding bombing of Pakistan.”
Taking a dig at right winger BJP members, Rana told the house, “this war cry has not hit Nagpur (RSS headquarter) but our people living on borders.”
The statement of Rana evoked sharp criticism from BJP members who were standing in their benches and were making various gestures towards Opposition benches. They created hue and cry and were not audible clearly as what they wanted to say.
Rana, who was supported by his other party colleagues, asserted that “NC was not ready accept this gundagardi and provocation of forces on the other side of border”.
While BJP and NC members were busy in verbal dual, Speaker Kavinder Gupta asked Minister A R Veeri to answer the question of a member during Question Hour.
However, when disturbed by Opposition’s demand, Speaker told the Opposition, “we should be proud of our Union government who are responding to Pakistan from New Delhi.”
Unsatisfied, A M Sagar led NC members walked out of the house.
This is all happened while Law students from University of Kashmir were watching the proceedings today.