Threats to secede, bloodshed not to work: Modi

Shuchismita. Dated: 4/15/2019 3:12:57 PM

‘J&K integral part of India, not any dynast’s inheritance’

KATHUA, Apr 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday stated that the threats to “secede (J&K from India), have the separate Prime Minister or unleash bloodshed” will not deter him and his party to realize their mentor Shyama Prasad Mukherji’s commitment of “Ek Nishan, Ek Vidhan, Ek Pradhan” in J&K (by abrogating Article 370).
In a direct verbal assault against his party’s erstwhile alliance partners National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Modi said that J&K “is an integral part of India” and not any “dynast’s inheritance.”
He was addressing an election rally at Sports Stadium here in the support of party candidate and Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh contesting from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda parliamentary constituency.
“New India has exposed Congress, NC and PDP “Mahamilawat” and their nefarious game-plan, upon which they have worked for decades so far clandestinely. You would have observed as how threats imbued with secessionism are being hurled. They are giving threats to secede J&K from India, unleashing bloodshed or having separate Prime Minister. On similar lines, earlier Pak used to hurl nuclear threats. We deflated its nuclear hoax. Now they (NC, PDP) are giving threats by repeatedly referring to “Do Pradhan…” demand. But I want to make it clear to all these dynastic forces that J&K is an integral part of India and not any dynast’s inherited property,” he jibed.
At this point of time, he also invoked Dr B R Ambedkar, who, he said, had described dynastic politics as the biggest enemy of democracy. “Biggest tribute to Dr Ambedkar on his birth anniversary would be to vote against those promoting dynastic politics.
Contrary to his last election rally in Jammu (in Doomi Akhnoor) on March 28, in support of party candidate Jugal Kishore Sharma, when he had reserved the better part of his address for Congress bashing, this time he chose to attack his erstwhile alliance partners, both the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also in equal measure.
In another dig at NC and PDP, he said that J&K citizens could not be incarcerated for the ambitions of handful of people here. “This is the place (Kathua) where our mentor Shyama Prasad Mukherji, who along with Prem Nath Dogra had unfurled tricolour and raised a voice against “Do Vidhan, Do Nishan, Do Pradhan.” His rallying call to replace it with “Ek Nishan, Ek Vidhan, Ek Pradhan” is a sacred pledge for BJP. The party has always committed to realize this envision, come what may. This Chowkidar of nation stands committed to it and will fail all efforts of Congress and these dynasts (NC and PDP) to disintegrate India. It will stand like a rock-solid wall between the nation and their nefarious designs. “I will not allow Abdullahs and Muftis, who have made J&K their family fiefdom for last three generations, to succeed in their plan to secede J&K from India. Yeh Modi Hai Na Bikata Hai, Na Jhukta Hai, Na Darta Hai,” he said.
He said that they (Abdullahs, Muftis) destroyed three generations of Jammu and Kashmir's citizens and sucked life out of them. The bright future of J&K could be ensured only after they were voted out, he added. “They can bring their entire clan into political arena, can hurl their choicest of abuses upon Modi but I will let happen disintegration of India,” Modi said.
Then he moved to target his bête-noire Congress saying that the whole country was paying for its follies. “As it is out of power, it has exceeded all limits to regain it. It is not Mahatma Gandhi’s Congress of freedom struggle era but is Congress infected with germs. No wonder, it is promising that it would withdraw army from the J&K, revoke their security cover i.e., Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) if it returns to power. Congress is also seeking votes promising that it will enter into a dialogue with those, on the pay-roll of Pakistan and instigating stone-pelters, without pre-conditions. It’ll have to answer as it has entered into a deal with whom against the interests of country and security forces. Can it happen against the wishes of J&K citizens? Will you allow it to happen? Can a patriot speak like this? Shouldn't our security forces have a safety cover,” he asked people at the rally.
“Gone are the days when the government of India would be cowed down by the threats,” he said. Modi also accused the Congress of politicising the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary programme.
“The vice president was at Jallianwala Bagh for the government event. He paid tribute to martyrs but the Congress Chief Minister was not there,” he said, claiming that nationalism was an insult for the opposition. The Punjab Chief Minister, he said, had insulted the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs by not attending the government's memorial on the day of the centenary. Modi said he could understand the kind of pressure on Amarinder Singh. “I have known Captain Amaridner Singh for a long time. I have never raised a question on his patriotism. I can understand the kind of pressure that must have been put on him for this kind of 'Parivar Bhakti,” Modi said. Referring to doubts raised by the Congress on the 2016 surgical strikes and IAF strikes in Balakot, he claimed that the Congress never trusted the Indian armed forces. “For the Congress, the army is only a way of earning money through defence deals,” he said.
He also hit out at the Congress for the migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley. Modi said the BJP was committed to bring the community back to their land. “The policies of Congress were responsible for Kashmiri Pandits leaving their homes in the Valley,” he said. “The Congress was so concerned about their vote bank that they pretended not to see atrocities against my Kashmiri Pandit brothers and sisters.” The Prime Minister also referred to the 1984 Sikh riots and said the Congress was betraying the people by promising “NYAY” (justice).
As a political expediency, he found it appropriate at the very outset of his address to pay tributes to slain BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar, who were killed by militants in Kishtwar last November. In the same breath, he mentioned RSS functionary Chanderkant Sharma, who, too, along with one of his PSOs, was killed by unidentified gunmen earlier this week (April 9) inside Kishtwar district hospital. Kishtwar district is part of Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency, which is going to polls on April 18.
“I pay tributes to them and share grief of their families. The whole nation will always remember their sacrifice for the integrity of India in fight against terrorism. This is despicable that Chanderkant was brutally murdered by the assailants at a place where one gets life. I offer my tributes to all the BJP martyrs from J&K who laid down their life for the integrity of India and patriotic citizens of the state, who strengthened democracy and defended the unity of India with their great sacrifices and valour. Your (J&K citizens’) this indomitable spirit, marked by courage and fearlessness despite all odds, is the strength of Indian nation,” he said.
At this point, he also referred to, what he said, “overwhelming voter turnout in Jammu and Baramulla” to take a pot shot t his political detractors. “You’ve already amply demonstrated the might of Indian democracy in the first phase of election with your overwhelming participation in voting process. This terribly shook terrorists, pro-Pakistan opportunists and depressed, dejected lot of “Maha-Milawati” (grand alliance of opposition parties including Congress and its allies).”
To touch the right chord of audience, the Prime Minister did not forget to devote a chunk of his address to Dr Ambedkar, speak in Dogri (though not so chaste) and to recap “Chowkidar” jingle in a verse form.

 

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