The main opposition National Conference today staged walkout after accusing the coalition partner-Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) of creating ‘war hysteria’ in the state by instigating neighboring country Pakistan.
Soon after paying tributes to the former MLA-Peerzada Ghulam Jeelani, lawmakers of National Conference led by Devinder Singh Rana raised the issue of intermittent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).
“The people in border areas of the state are living in constant fear as the Pakistan resorts to ceasefire violations whenever central government led by BJP and state government supported by same party make provocative statements,” Rana said, adding “Ceasefire violation is due to the obstinate attitude of the BJP. They have created war like situation along the border areas.”
In the backdrop of killing of eight CRPF men in Pampore, BJP lawmakers had demanded bombing of terrorist launching platforms in Pakistan.
“This ceasefire violation is in reaction to the statements of the BJP leadership. Whenever BJP leadership in state as well as centre tried to show its 56 inch chest, the people in border areas had to face the repercussions,” NC lawmaker said and added that the common people of the state have to bear the brunt of statements made by BJP leadership from cozy cabins.
Taking dig at the BJP at center and state, Devinder Singh Rana apparently hinting towards ‘bombing of Pakistan areas breeding militancy’, said that these statements invite bullets for common people and not leaders.
“The bombing of Pakistan, has not affected Nagpur, but the bullets in its reaction from Pakistan hits only my people. I am accountable to the people of Balakote and other border areas, not you,” said Rana while staging walk out along with other lawmakers of the national conference.
Supporting party leader, NC MLA from Khanayar constituency-AM Sagar said that instead of instigating neighbouring country, the leaders of BJP must introspect and talk more about peace and friendship.
“You should talk about friendship, love and peace instead of making shallow statements, which bring common people under wrath of ceasefire violations,” Sagar said.