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BJP offensive

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BJP has launched a major offensive against Congress and PAGD ahead of coming DDC and by polls of panchayats. It was started by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who questioned the silence of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi over this issue and said that let the Congress come clean whether they are with the nation or with the separatists.

It was followed by BJP spokesman Sambit Patra who said that PAGD is saying what Pakistan wants them to say. He said that it was an anti-national platform and Congress should explain its position over this issue and also whether in favor of restoration of article 370 or not.

There is a method in BJP offensive as finally Union Home Minister Amit Shah through a series of tweets called PAGD as a gang having global contacts to weaken the country.

He also questioned Gandhi’s for their silence over this issue and told them to make them clear to people of the nation how they are rubbing shoulders in Jammu and Kashmir with anti-nationals.

Amit Shah’s statement seemed to go too far, looked innately bitter and, most likely, was motivated by the Gupkar Alliance’s decision to contest the elections it had earlier considered boycotting.

Interestingly, close on the heels of this Twitter war of words, Gupkar Alliance patron Farooq Abdullah and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced their self-isolation due to Covid concerns. But they have already said that it is the manifestation of frustration on the part of BJP as they were expecting them to boycott these polls and give them the seats of DDC elections on a platter.

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