Firing salvos won’t help

Firing salvos won’t help

On the last day of election campaigning for Baramulla constituency, the Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone accused the National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah of meeting the BJP chief Amit Shah after results of 2014 assembly polls were declared.
Sajad has tried to point out that it was not Peoples Democratic Party only which was keen to join hands with the BJP. NC too was ready but things didn’t work out.
Since the day election campaign started in Kashmir, political parties have been firing salvos at each other. Kashmir based parties have been targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party and its leaders.
Every party in Kashmir wants to defeat the BJP. A notion is being created that none of the Kashmir based party would ever join hands with BJP come what may. No one can predict what would happen in future as it remains to be seen who would form the government at the Centre.
If BJP comes into power again then the Kashmir based parties would have no other choice other than entering into some kind of deal with the saffron party to remain relevant.
Politicians in Kashmir should realize that they have no other choice other than to maintain cordial relationship with New Delhi. This time they are leaving no stone unturned to blame Centre for the prevailing mess in Kashmir but the fact is that these parties too are responsible for Kashmir being pushed to edge. Whosoever, has ruled Kashmir has not been able to do justice with the people and has played politics over all the issues. Times have changed so have the narratives. Politicians too would have to change to remain relevant and regain the ground which they have lost over the years.