Ruling National Conference today accused Opposition PDP of "trampling" the identity of Jammu and Kashmir by clandestinely siding with the BJP which had raked up the Article 370 debate. "PDP is a spent force and in a fit of desperation and lust for power it has volunteered to be a partner in implementing Modi's doctrine of trampling the special identity of J&K," Devender Singh Rana, Provincial President of NC, Jammu said today.
"A party that has been shedding crocodile tears in Kashmir needs to answer its clandestine tie-up with BJP, whose role in persecuting minorities has been notorious," Rana said, addressing workers' meetings at Kotranka and Palma in Darhal.
The Provincial President said though the PDP's desperate attempts to woo BJP is an open secret, the hidden parleys with a close aide of Narendra Modi is intriguing. He said the people of Jammu and Kashmir were well poised to counter elements such as Modi but it was difficult to identify the enemies within.
Rana said NC will stand as a firm rock against those indulging in provocations over the special status of the state and cited the prompt reply by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. He complimented party workers for their hard work in mitigating the problems faced by people and said this will put the party in a good stead in next polls.
Exhorting workers to further enhance their reach, he said NC will not shun its responsibility of meeting the political, developmental and economic aspirations of the people.