PM Modi puts Congress in tight spot

PM Modi puts Congress in tight spot
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit out and Congress for entering into a pre-poll alliance with National Conference in Jammu region.
Without naming anyone, Modi said: “Whatever happened two to three days back was more embarrassing. A leader of National Conference used filth and the country watched it. The country is also watching how the Congress has entered into an alliance with these people in Jammu.”
Prime Minister Modi asked the Congress and other J&K parties “what problem they have in saying Bharat Mata Ki Jai.”
PM Modi launching a scathing attack at the National Conference and Congress is a clear message to the leaders of both the parties that they cannot speak in one language in New Delhi and another in Kashmir.
If the mainstream leaders in the Valley have to remain relevant they can only talk about nationalism and slogans which are on anti-national lines are not acceptable.
Just few days ago a video clip showing Mohammad Akbar Lone, NC candidate for Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, raising pro-Pakistan slogans went viral on the social networking sites. This led to the BJP candidate from the same constituency M M Var demanding a FIR against Lone. The BJP spokesman, Altaf Thakur, wrote to Election Commission of India, to seek action against Lone.
BJP has derived the complete mileage out the pro-Pakistan slogans raised by the NC candidate in north Kashmir. The saffron party has been targeting Congress across the country by projecting it as a party which can compromise on any issue to win the elections.
After Prime Minister’s statement, National Conference did hit back by claiming that the NC has played a major role in integrating Jammu and Kashmir with the country, but it seems that damage has been done and Congress would have to answer tough questions to convince the voters in other states.