Jammu, October 18 (Scoop News) –Accusing the Congress party of double speak, BJP State Chief Spokesperson & National Executive Member Dr. Jitendra Singh has cited a number of specific examples where the Congress leadership is speaking in two opposite languages on certain crucial issues with the ulterior motive of putting up one face as a ruling party at the Centre and another face as a coalition partner sharing power with NC in the state.
Dr. Jitendra Singh referred to the Union Defence Minister and Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony’s reported opposition to the withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir for the time being, while the Union Home Minister P. Chidambram, also a senior Congress leader, is reported to have accepted J&K Chief Minister’s suggestion to withdraw AFSPA from three districts each in Kashmir and Jammu divisions even as the GOC General Hasnain is repeatedly warning about heavy infiltration prospect on LoC.
Dr. Jitendra Singh also referred to the Pradesh Congress President Saif-ud-Din Soz’s statement yesterday and Congress National General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s statement last week that the Congress favoured implementation of Panchayat Raj 73rd & 74th constitutional amendments while the Congress Ministers in the state cabinet seem to be toeing the NC’s line of continuing with the state’s existing panchayat act.
On the issue of Afzal Guru, while the national leadership of Congress party claims to go by the law of land, at the state level it turns a mute approver to the NC leadership’s campaign against death penalty to Afzal Guru, he alleged.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said it is a strange situation where the Congress party is trying to act both as a ruling party as well as the opposition party by supporting the NC’s Kashmir-centric policies to continue in power and simultaneously posing to oppose these policies in