The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday declined to have any truck with separatists during or post 2014 assembly elections.
Replying to a question on former separatist leader Sajjad Lone’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav here said that “we have appealed to all sections of people to leave separatism and join the mainstream and our doors are open for you”. “Anyone who shuns separatism and joins the mainstream…stands up to contest election against corrupt parties led by two families and expresses willingness to work for strengthening Narendra Modi in carrying forward Kashmir on the path of development, we are ready to work with them,” he said.
Pointing out that “it is better to come to the doors of the Indian Prime Minister than to be at the doors of Pakistan High Commission”, he said that BJP was not contesting the 2014 elections like previous ones, but to form its own government this time so as to take the state to the path of development. He emphasized the need to bring an end to the dynasty rule of one or the other family and bring a government which truly represents the people of the state.
He referred to both the National Conference and PDP as “Baap-Beta” (father-son) and “Baap-Beti” (father-daughter) parties.