Srinagar, Dec 05: Accusing the National Conference and PDP of resorting to “open loot of J&K’s resources through dynasty rule”, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Tarun Chug Saturday said that time is over for the dynasty rule in J&K and the “Gupkar gang” is feeling unnerved over the growing popularity of BJP in Kashmir and Jammu regions.
Chug also lashed out at the Dr Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti asking them to stop talking about China, Pakistan and instead campaign for retrieval of Kashmir under Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference at BJP’s Srinagar office, Chug said that it was for the first time that District Development Council (DDC) polls are being held in J&K and he was glad to see that people are coming out in large numbers to vote for the candidates who come from villages and ground zero.
“This is an indication that time for dynasty politics is over now in J&K. Dynasty leaders, who till yesterday, fought against each other and were arch rivals, are today against BJP.
“This is because they are feeling unnerved by BJP’s growing popularity. BJP is growing in J&K like a storm and reach every village and district,” Chug said.
Chug replaced Ram Madhav recently and took over as BJP’s national general secretary. He was flanked by former BJP minister Shahnawaz Hussain, and BJP’s national spokesman and Rajya Sabha MP Syed Zafar Islam.
He said if one compares the 1960’s picture of Mumbai, Banglaore and Hyderabad with Srinagar and Jammu, difference is huge and quite obvious.
“See how Mumbai emerged as a dream city for everyone who visits it. Bangalore is a technology hub today and Hyderabad is a place, where dreams come true. Delhi is a metropolitan city where life moves at a great speed. The question remains why Srinagar and Jammu remained away from the development,” Chug said, adding that “Srinagar and Jammu will be taken to new heights. Now that democracy is flourishing in J&K, Srinagar and Jammu should be compared with Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad in 2030 now. Difference will be visible.”
He said corruption and nepotism promoted by the dynasty leaders, choked development in J&K. “Late Mufti Muhammad Sayed spoke against corruption when he took over but never acted against NC’s big fish,” Chug said.
The BJP national general secretary appealed to NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah and PDP chief Mehboboa Mufti to stop talking about China’s intrusion in Leh and Pakistan’s involvement in promoting militancy and separatism. “They should now talk about how Kashmir which is under the illegal control of Pakistan can be retrieved,” he said.
Taking a dig at Mehbooba Mufti, Chug said that her daughter sits in New Delhi and tweets about “this and that” why should sons of others pick up guns—(KNO)