BJP’s Art 370, 35-A remarks poll rhetoric only: Dr Veeri
■ Ashiq Ahmad
Srinagar : National Conference South Kashmir Zone president and former MLC, Dr Veeri has rebuked BJP on thier manifesto to abrogate special status of the state.
While calling the move a poll gimmick, Dr Veeri said that BJP couldn’t not do anything in past 5 years despite overwhelming majority and is now playing this card to polorize for poll gains.
“There is nothing new in BJPs manifesto as far as their stand on article 370 and 35-A is concerned, this special status bogey of theirs is not for any benefit of people but only to polorize votes for their personal gains,”Dr Veeri said.
He said that, ” it’s ironic that the party couldn’t do anything about Kashmir’s special status despite having a huge mandate and now is again racking up the issue to divide people.”
Veeri said that Article 370 is the only bridge that connects Kashmir with new Delhi and if the same is demolished Kashmir will technically become independent.
While reacting to the Mirwaiz summons by NIA, Dr Veeri said that these acts are done only to intimidate people and such things will fetch nothing.
“During Vajpayee government same hurriyat was invited for talks and the then administration invited them with full protocol saying that hurriyat represents aspirations of the large section of Kashmiri people, Now same hurriyat is being intimidated,” he said.
Dr Veeri said that BJP by creating a wedge between Kashmiris and people outside state by associating former with Pakistan are just tactics for elctroral gain through polorozation.