Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 16
Ahead of the DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP today launched a scathing attack on the Gupkar alliance, saying that its only agenda is to bring back Article 370. Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also asked Congress to make its stand clear over Article 370.
“This Gupkar Alliance wants exactly what Pakistan and anti-India countries want… I would like to ask Sonia and Rahul Ji if they stand by the comments made by leaders in the Gupkar Alliance,” he asked. Patra also slammed Rahul Gandhi quoting ally RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari’s remark that “Rahul Gandhi is NPPP – Non-Performing Picnic-ing President”.
“Rahul Gandhi, when you were with cycle (SP), it was punctured, when you came together with lantern (RJD), it was extinguished, now it is the turn of ‘guptchar’ alliance,” he said.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also slammed leaders of the alliance, saying that “those who have been Chief Ministers are saying that they’ll take help of China for the restoration of Article 370”.
“It is an anti-national activity…Sonia Gandhi ji and Rahul Gandhi ji should clearly state their position on restoration of Article 370,” Prasad said.
The Congress is part of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an umbrella alliance of state parties seeking restoration of Article 370.