BJP terms Opposition parties' meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee as a political drama

Jammu: BJP on Saturday termed the meeting of the Opposition parties of Jammu and Kashmir with the president over the Kashmir unrest as "political drama" and attacked them for not extending cooperation to the PDP-BJP alliance in restoring peace and normalcy.

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah comes out after a delegation of all opposition parties from the state led by him called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah comes out after a delegation of all opposition parties from the state led by him met President Pranab Mukherjee. PTI

"The Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir are not extending cooperation to the PDP-BJP alliance government efforts in restoration of peace and normalcy in the state, which is witnessing unrest for over a month now," BJP Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan told reporters.

"Opposition parties' meeting with the President is a political drama," he said.

"Instead of coming forth and extending any fruitful cooperation, the Opposition parties are playing to gallery," he said.

Rattan, claimed the leaders of Congress, NC and CPI were only in a rat race to stay in the news and would rather play a negative role and incite the people by their statements instead of helping the government to control the situation.

He said there had been number of occasions after trouble erupted in the Valley when All-Party meetings were called at different levels.

"In one of the meetings called by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, NC stayed away and in the other meeting called by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, it was the Congress which boycotted it," Rattan said.

He said, "one fails to understand why these leaders held separate meeting and decided to meet President to submit Memorandum. It is merely a political drama."

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2016 21:10 PM

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