Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, 'The Abdullah family and Mufti family have destroyed the lives of three generations of Jammu and Kashmir'.
Kathua/New Delhi: Addressing a rally in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke against the National Conference for advocating a separate Prime Minister for Kashmir. Modi said he wouldn't allow two families to tear India and Kashmir apart.
Modi added, "I will not allow Abdullahs and Muftis to divide the country. Main na jhukta hu, na bikta hu (I do not bow down to anybody, nor do I sell my conscience)."
PM Modi was referring to Omar Abdullah's demand for a separate Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah had also said that his demand for a separate Prime Minister was nothing new.
"The Abdullah family and Mufti family have destroyed the lives of three generations of Jammu and Kashmir. A bright future for the state can be ensured only after their departure. They can bring their entire clan into the field, can abuse Modi as much as they want, but they won't be able to divide this nation," Modi said.
The Kashmiri Pandits, Modi said, had to leave the state due to the Congress. "Due to the policies of the Congress, the Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their own home. The Congress and their friends were so worried about their vote bank that they overlooked the atrocities on Kashmiri Pandits," Modi said while addressing the rally.
He further promised Jammu and Kashmir that under his government, the Kashmiri Pandits would return to their land.
Modi also took a dig at Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh for missing an event on Saturday held to pay respect to victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
"He boycotted the event. Do you know why? Because he was busy in bhakti of Congress parivar. He went to Jallianwala Bagh with Namdar but didn't find it right to attend the event with the vice-president. This is the difference between rashtrabhakti and parivar bhakti," Modi said.
Modi added that he had known Captain Singh for a long time and had never raised questions about his patriotism. "I can understand the kind of pressure he must have had on him to show such parivar bhakti," Modi said.
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Last Updated Apr 14, 2019, 3:38 PM IST