The much talked about unity among political parties on Pulwama terror strike seems to have ended . In an election season it was hardly expected to last long. BJP president Amit Shah at a rally in Assam reportedly said that the sacrifices of the 40 CRPF jawans, killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, would not go in vain as the BJP government at the Centre, unlike the erstwhile Congress dispensation, would not compromise on any security issue.
“This cowardly act was done by Pakistani terrorists. Their (jawans’) sacrifices will not go in vain, because there is no Congress government at the Centre. It is BJP government and the Narendra Modi government will not compromise on any security issue,” he added.
Meanwhile reacting to Amit Shah’s comments, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted
The BJP & their pet channels shouldn’t play victim now when the opposition does its political duty by highlighting the failures of the government. It’s the BJP that has politicised the Pulwama attack & is using it to attack opposition parties. #Shame https://t.co/D88W17zl7x
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 17, 2019
Further at the rally, Shah slammed the opposition Congress and its former ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Shah said both the parties did nothing to implement the Assam Accord despite ruling most of the period since signing of the pact in 1985.
“We will not allow Assam to become another Kashmir. That is why we have brought NRC (National Register of Citizens). We will deport each and every infiltrator with the help of NRC. We are committed to that,” he added.
On the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which the Centre failed to table in Rajya Sabha, the BJP president said misinformation were being spread as if it was only for Assam and other parts of the Northeast.