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BJP flays Abdullah's stand on Amarnath

July 23, 2008 16:22 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party came down on National Conference President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday for his utterances during the trust vote debate in Parliament and blamed the United Progressive Alliance government for subverting the Shrine Board Act to revoke the state cabinet's Amarnath land transfer order.

"Abdullah who is for greater autonomy for Kashmir, his party's core constituency, has once again poured venom on Indians by shamelessly shouting in Parliament that Muslims are fighting for their land," BJP state committee vice-president and spokesman Hari Om said.

"They will continue to resist land transfer to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board for creating facilities for pilgrims even at a future date," Om said, adding the thunderous applause from treasury benches to Abdullah's stand on the land issue proves the government backed the order's cancellation.

Dubbing Abdullah as a "Jinnah" and Congress as "highly communal," he said the central government, the minority government in the state and Governor N N Vohra were "conspiring to vitiate the holy yatra and appease the interests of Kashmiri separatists." The NC and the People's Democratic Party are Kashmir based outfits that will never change their attitude towards the Indian nation, the BJP spokesperson said.

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