NC, PDP, Congress looted J&K for 70-years: Ashok Koul
SRINAGAR: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) held workers meeting in south Kashmir’s Qazigund area on Saturday which was presided over by J&K Union Territory (UT) General Secretary Ashok Koul.
This was the first meeting held by the BJP in Kashmir after August 5 when the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 was scrapped and most of the mainstream political leaders in the Valley were detained.
Speaking on the occasion, Koul blamed National Conference (NC), PDP and Congress for promoting corruption in J&K over the last seven decades. “These parties exploited common people and did nothing for the development and progress of J&K. People of J&K voted for these parties all these years, but in return they indulged in loot and gave the administration free hand to indulge into corrupt practices,” he alleged.
In a strong-worded warning to the corrupt politicians, the BJP leader said, “Those leaders who will be found involved in corruption will have to face the law. Time has come for them to give an account of their misdeeds.”
He appealed the people to give a chance to the BJP now “as NC, PDP and Congress always exploited them.”
“Give us a chance to serve you and you will see the difference. The BJP will take J&K to new heights of development. The shops of those who blame BJP of being communal will get shut soon as people have fully rejected them. It is the responsibility of people of J&K to reject the parties and leaders who are corrupt and exploit people and give BJP a chance,” he told people.
On the possibility of holding Assembly polls in J&K, Koul said, “Lt Governor recently said that Assembly polls will be held soon and we have to believe him.”
Vice-president of J&K BJP Sofi Yosuf while addressing the meeting said the saffron party has emerged as a strong force in the UT “as people in large number are joining it.” On the occasion, several panches, sarpanches and BDC chairman Qazigund Sajad Ahmad joined the BJP.