PM Modi Accuses PDP, NC of 'Robbing' Jammu and Kashmir
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the ruling National Conference and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir, and accused both the parties of "robbing the state”.
Addressing a rally in Jammu's Kishtwar town, the Prime Minister urged the people to end the "yoke of dynasty rule in the state".
"Do only these two families have right to govern Jammu and Kashmir, I want you all to come and strength us to get rid of this two family dynasty rule " PM Modi said.
Without naming either party, Modi said, "One family rules and robs the state for five years and then after it becomes unpopular, it gives the power to rob the state to the other family."
Prime Minister said to the gathering that he has special affection for Kashmir, and will use his entire might to develop the state.
"This is my fifth visit to Jammu and Kashmir and you can see how special Kashmir is for me, I urge you to support BJP and see how developmental works will take place here" he said.
The state will see a five-phase election between November 25 and December 20. The votes will be counted on December 23. The BJP is aiming to get 44 plus seats in the state to form the next Government.
Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir chief Minister Omar Abdullah rejected the allegations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that two political families have "looted" Jammu and Kashmir and asked him to tell what his government has found to prove this in its six months in office.
"You have been in the government for the last six months at the Centre. Please tell us where we have robbed the state," Abdullah said in response to Modi's statement at the election rally in Kishtwar.
Abdullah also said the allegations by Modi is not new."This is not a new thing.... Perhaps he is getting afraid. If we had really looted the state, would people have supported us like this.... It is a proof of the fact that we have won the hearts of the people," he added.