National Conference Party President Dr Farooq Abdullah has said that PDP and its top leaders were willing to allow a dilution of Article 370 as a price for coming to power in the state.
“Mufti Sayeed’s open support to Narendra Modi’s declaration of abrogating Article 370 has exposed PDP’s hollow slogans and rhetoric. The party has gone straight from advocating ‘Healing Touch’ to supporting ‘Modi Touch’ despite Modi’s communal and anti-Muslim mindset,” Dr Farooq said.
Addressing election rallies and public meetings in Bandipora, Pattan and Handwara in North Kashmir Monday, Dr Farooq Abdullah said that PDP’s tactical support to Modi’s BJP candidates in Jammu-Poonch and Udhampur-Doda Parliamentary Seats had exposed the electoral and political alliance between BJP and PDP.
“Mufti Sayeed fielded candidates in the two seats in Jammu Province tactically to divide the anti-Modi, secular vote in these areas to directly help the BJP candidates. Not even once did Mufti Sayeed think about Modi’s destructive plans for J&K before jumping into his lap,” he said.
Dr Farooq Abdullah said that Narendra Modi was out to disrupt India’s harmony and peace and posed a grave challenge to the secular forces and institutions of this country. “Modi’s speeches are full of venom and threats to minorities nowadays. His speeches in West Bengal and Assam have communalized the atmosphere and just day before yesterday we heard of the terrible, tragic ethnic carnage of Muslims in Assam. Modi is out to set fire and divide the country on religous lines and it was a challenge to all secular forces in the country to unite and defeat Modi in these parliamentary elections,” he said while stating that Jammu and Kashmir and its people would support National Conference and its resistance against Narendra Modi’s communal, poisonous politics.
Speaking at various venues, Dr. Farooq Abdullah asked the people to vote in large numbers in favour of the NC-Congress Alliance Candidate from Baramulla-Kupwara-Bandipora Seat, Sharief-ud-din Shariq.
“A vote for National Conference would be a vote of protest and resistance against Narendra Modi. It would be a vote to embolden and empower secular forces and defeat communal powers. In contrast, a vote for PDP candidate would be a vote for Narendra Modi, his divisive and communal agenda and would pace way for his plans to dilute the State’s special status,” Dr Farooq Abdullah said.