JAMMU, Jan 31:Expressing his dismay over the highly opprobrious remarks of the Chief Minister made in the Assembly yesterday, dubbing the protagonists of Art 370 abrogation as anti-nationals, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister today questioned the BJP for their mute silence in the Assembly at the time the controversial speech was delivered rebuking contemptuously the core philosophy of the saffron brigade. He wondered that none of the 25 members of the BJP including Ministers and MLAs could muster enough courage to confront the PDP Chief who challenged the very fundamentals and ideological DNA of its Junior Partner in the Govt. When Mehbooba roared in the Assembly yesterday over the issue of Art 370, the “blind, deaf and deluded” Minsters and MLAs of BJP silently acquiesced without uttering a word. He said that it was only the public outrage in Jammu and central leaders’ bashing that forced the BJP today to meekly seek the exSdmnging of the CM’s remarks. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.
Ridiculing the feeble noise made by a few of the BJP leaders in the Assembly today, Mr. Singh described the same as mere window dressing for the gullible. He said that it was sheer dramatics in the Assembly today with the narcissistically pleased leaders of the BJP vainly attempting to satisfy the people that Mehbooba’s remarks have been expunged from records and that everything was ok. He said that the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues have been repeatedly making such statements in the Assembly with the power hungry Ministers of BJP helplessly watching their seven decade old philosophy blown into smithereens. He said that there could not be a bigger insult to the collect sentiment of BJP and its sister organizations than the one heaped by Mehbooba Mufti by such abominable comments and then firmly standing by her words.
Decrying the conduct of BJP leaders who earlier became a party to the decision of Ex-gratia and govt jobs to stone pelters and amnesty to anti-nationals, Mr. Singh said that they could not camouflage their real intent and character by their nauseating vague assertions in the Assembly. He said that calling the opponents of Art 370 as anti-nationals, the CM had hurled the most sulphurous insult upon the saffron party and its ideologues including Dr. Shyama Parsad Mukherjee who laid down his life while fighting Art 370 and whose sacrifice had been politically exploited by the BJP to climb on to the ladder of power. Calling upon the BJP to withdraw from govt, Mr. Singh re-iterated and reminded the BJP that brokering a deal with PDP was like borrowing from shylock which would ultimately cost it a pound of flesh in the form of Jammu’s self respect and pride.