Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Congress needs to clear stand on Article 370, Gupkar Alliance: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Congress needs to clear stand on Article 370, Gupkar Alliance: Himanta Biswa Sarma

GUWAHATI: Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma congress party playing dubious role. He said congress party has been trying to play a double game when it comes to stating a clear stand on action against Article 370 and the steps of the Gupkar Alliance in Kashmir

Talking to media, he said congress is trying to pander to anti-national Gupkar elites while pretending to be a ‘national’ party in Delhi, in Assam it is siding with communal forces, AIUDF.

“These people, with corrupt antecedents, have fanned separatism when convenient while engaging in massive loot and corruption over the years and denying development and progress to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.After seeing the Congress’s double role, we ask – ye Rishta kya kehlata hai?, ” Sarma added.

He said that on October 15, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah announced People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration after an all-party meet at his residence in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah is its chairman and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is its vice-chairperson. Veteran CPM leader M Y Tarigami was elected as the convenor while Lok Sabha member from South Kashmir Hasnain Masoodi would be the coordinator of the conglomerate known as People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration.

He added that Gupkar Alliance, as it would better be called, has consistently displayed anti-national sentiments on all fronts. That they speak differently when in Srinagar and Delhi is well known; however, the brazenness of recent times has crossed all limits of propriety

Sarma said that while the Gupkar Alliance keeps harping for the restoration of Article 370 much against the people’s interests, the Congress continues to play its double game on matters of national interest and national security like much else.

Earlier, its Jammu and Kashmir state unit leaders had announced that they were part of the Gupkar Alliance for the District Development Council elections being held in Jammu and Kashmir. However, within 24 hours, their state leaders took a u-turn, saying ‘local level’ leaders have been asked to take a call.

He questioned, “Does the Congress support people who have engaged in quid pro quos with separatists for political opportunism, while denying the rights of those who stand with the tricolour of India and uphold its integrity?. ”

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