Srinagar, Apr 9: Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday alleged that National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah met BJP President after the 2014 polls to seek his support for becoming Chief Minister.
Addressing a rally in north Kashmir’s Handwara town, Sajad said Omar met BJP President along with two other persons after 2014 polls for working out power sharing pact in the State.
In an open challenge, Sajad had Monday asked Omar to reveal which national party president he had met after 2014 polls for seeking support to become CM.
Sajad said that Omar met the top BJP leadership after the 2014 elections for more than two and half hours and sought support to become the Chief Minister.
“Omar Abdullah, after the 2014 polls, met the top BJP leadership for more than two and half hours in a high rise building at Connaught Place and sought support from them to form the government. The deal that he had offered them was for a rotational chief minister wherein he would be the CM for 3 years and the BJP would have their Chief Minister from Jammu for 3 years. However, the deal was rejected by the top BJP leadership.”
Sajad said that Omar, who has been “beating everyone with the BJP stick, is in in fact a BJP reject”.
“Let him rebut what we are saying. Omar has been accusing every political opponent of being close to the BJP. May I ask Omar that if he is so ideologically opposed to the BJP, then why did he meet their top leadership for more than two and a half hours? Why did he beg for their support to become the Chief Minister? He was he so desperate for their support that he was even willing to accept a Jammu’s CM for three years. However, his offer was rejected by the BJP leadership after which he has been beating everyone with the BJP stick. Had the BJP accepted his offer, he would have whole heartedly accepted the BJP and their demand for Chief Minister from Jammu,” he said.
On AFSPA, Sajad said that “military measures have outlived their utility, if any, in Kashmir.”
“Non-military measures are overdue. And nonmilitary measures would mean full reversal of the erosion to state’s special status. BJP needs to understand that AFSPA is a part of the problem and cannot become a part of the solution. Arrogance and belligerence won’t take the BJP too far in Kashmir”, he added.