Senior vice-president of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Sham Lal Sharma, today accused the BJP of back-stabbing people of Jammu who voted the party into power.
Addressing a monthly meeting at Akhnoor on the ongoing Assembly session, Sharma said silence of the BJP on current issues had created a sense of uncertainty in the state.
“The BJP is playing with emotions of the people. The party has not cleared its stand on issues like imposing tax on helicopter services for Vaishno Devi pilgrims and beef ban which have hurt the sentiments of Hindus,” he said.
The PCC senior vice-president cautioned people of Jammu to remain extra vigilant from attempts being made by the BJP to destabilise democratic foundations and centuries-old secular faith to divert the attention of people from their total failure of providing governance.
Sharma said the BJP was never committed to its ideology and that was the reason it entered into post-poll alliance with the PDP. “By forming the government with the PDP, the BJP not only sacrificed Jammu but also national interests,” he said, adding that the agent it accepts was a pointer to the fact that the BJP practically strangulated the people of the Jammu province to help PDP further its sinister agenda.
Sharma lambasted Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh for his false claims that the coalition government would implement ban on cow slaughter and beef eating and said that Singh and other BJP leaders must tender unconditional apology for hurting sentiments of the people.