BJP rejects Ramadhan truce:Omer hits out at Mehbooba
Launching a scathing on chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday questioned the calling of an all-party meet following her ally, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) rejection of her demand for Ramadhan truce in Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir spokesperson of the BJP, Sunil Sethi has reportedly said that his party is in “complete disagreement” to consider a unilateral ceasefire during the month of Ramadhan.
“We are in complete disagreement and the chief minister cannot pressure us on this. It is not going to do any good. The Army’s operations to neutralize militants have been successful. We cannot appeal to the Centre to go down on its knees. Talks happen when both parties are on equal ground,” Sethi was quoted by New Delhi based news portal The Print as having said.
After conclusion of all party meet in Srinagar yesterday, Mehbooba had said all parties vouched for “unilateral ceasefire on the lines of Vajpayee” at the all party meet.
Taking to micro blogging website, Twitter, Omar said :“What was the point of @MehboobaMufti calling an all party meeting to build a consensus around initiatives in Kashmir when her ally in the Govt doesn’t agree with her! Yet she will shamelessly cling to power because that’s all that matters to her”.