JAMMU: BJP today termed the state unit of Congress as a divided house as it could not organise a major rally during its vice president Rahul Gandhi's visit here.
"Congress is a divided house and it stands exposed by the recent visit of their vice president Rahul Gandhi as the party was not able to organise a single rally during the visit of their leader," BJP spokesman Sunil Sethi told reporters here. On the increase in ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB), he said Pakistan must immediately stop meddling in India's internal affairs and should stop the firing on the borders.
When asked about Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz's statement that if Hurriyat was red line for India, Kashmir is the red line for Pakistan, Sethi said that the dialogue has to be between two elected governments and not with people who have lost their relevance in Kashmir. "They wants to give relevance to Hurriyat as they have lost their relevance in Kashmir. Talks can be held between elected governments of the two countries," he stressed. When asked about the rise in incidents of hoisting of
Pakistani and ISIS flags in Kashmir since the formation of the PDP-BJP government in the state, Sethi said there is a desperate attempt to disrupt the normalcy in Kashmir Valley.
"Whosoever is found guilty behind the hoisting of the flags, strict action is being initiated against them. It is wrong to say that the coalition government has a soft approach towards such people," he said. On the issue of sanctioning of AIIMS for Jammu, he said Centre has sanctioned two AIIMS for the state and the process to identify land for the same in Jammu has begun.
When asked why no Smart City has been sanctioned for Jammu and Kashmir, Sethi said there were certain criteria which the state needs to fulfill and state government is in consultation with the Centre to make sure that two smart cities are sanctioned for both Jammu and Kashmir.