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JAMMU: BJP State Spokesperson on Kashmir Affairs, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, while taking congniance of the anti-national slogans raised by the NC candidate from Baramulla Constituency Mohd. Akhbar Lone, appeals to the Election Commission of India to initiate action against the candidate. His slogans like "Pakistan Zindabad" are tantamount to violating the atmosphere of the state and are aimed at derailment of the whole democratic election process.

It is also a conspiracy to polarize the people of the state on communal basis. We condemn such slogans and anti-national stance taken by the NC candidate. His justifying the statement and the slogans is also adding insult to the injury. It is strange to note that a person who has remained the constitutional head of the legislature in the State Assembly and who has taken an oath on the Constitution of India will succumb to such a level of conspiracy to fail the whole election process.

National Conference and PDP are competing with each other to make it sure that each of them is a "bigger secessionist". Their public discourse and assertions are flavoured with anti-national and anti-peace representation. In order to consolidate their votes, both the parties have decided to stoop to any level. The support extended by the two Kashmir centric parties to the Congress party is one more glaring example showing that all the three parties are on the same page damaging Indian interests in a sensitive state like Jammu & Kashmir.

It needs to be made clear that the efforts of Mehbooba Mufti to raise issues like "political resolution" and calling these elections as "determining the future status of J&K" are not only atrocious but irrelevant too. It is simply to hoodwink the opinion of people by telling them to keep embarking on the idea of so-called resolution of Kashmir issue. She needs to know that she would be contesting the elections for the same Lok Sabha that unanimously passed the Resolution on J&K State in 1994 asking for liberation of Pak occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

Bhartiya Janata Party expresses satisfaction over the swift action taken by the government of India regarding ban on JKLF which was instrumental in fomenting trouble in Jammu & Kashmir state in the early eighties of the last century. JKLF targeted Hindu minority community members in Kashmir in 1988-89-90 period of terrorism, mayhem, death and destruction. What was the then Congress government at the Centre expected to do, has been done by the Modi led government in a positive and effective action. This is the most laudable action since the announcement of ban on communal Jamate Islami which created hatred and violence in the minds of the young Kashmiris against the nation and other communities.

Filing and pursuing cases against the separatist symbol Syed Ali Shah Geelani in older cases of Hawala funds is also a welcome step. Bhartiya Janata Party looks to the action taken by the government as a big step in the right direction. State Press Secretary & Media Incharge Dr. Pradeep Mahotra and State Incharge Nanaji Deshmukh Library & Documentation Kulbhushan Mohtra were also present in the press conference.

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