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Sadr-Riyasat, Wazir-e-Azam remark: Omar’s grandfather ‘landed in jail for similar statement’, says BJP


Srinagar, Apr 2: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Kavinder Gupta, while lashing out at NC president, Omar Abdullah for his statement over pre 1953 position on Tuesday, said that “his grandfather made similar statement and landed in jail”.

Omar on Monday had said that he would like to bring back the posts of president and prime minister for the state.


“Rest of the princely states merged with the country without condition but we said we will have our own identity, our own constitution, we had our own Sadr-e-Riyasat (President) Wazir-e-Azam (Prime Minister) too. By God’s grace, we will bring that back,” Omar had stated at a public rally in Bandipora.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Gupta said that people have understood what good political parties have done.

“The statement would not make any kind of difference. They have been making such statements for a long time,” he said.

“Omar Abdullah and his father, Farooq Abdullah should decide what is their next target. The statement is not acceptable and is totally against the interests of the country,” he added.

Gupta while referring to the parliamentary elections said that his party would seek votes on the basis of development.

“We have ensured development of the state, initiated many new projects. Jammu was neglected by the former governments,” he said.

Gupta added that in the upcoming parliamentary elections, BJP would cross the 400 mark.

“Many people are joining BJP; our doors are open for all likeminded people. There is a wave of BJP in the country. BJP will form the government at centre,” he said.

Referring to Mahagatbandan, an amalgam of opposition parties, he said that it is “headless”.

“It doesn’t know what to do. We are not afraid of this alliance. We will easily win the elections,” he said.

About Article 370 and 35-A, he said that his party would definitely revoke them after coming to power at  the centre and in the state.